Collected blankets & money last night for homeless shelter & money to cover a year of dues for the groups!!

From: barb t.
Sent on: Saturday, January 5, 2013 1:09 PM

Hello Everyone!

We are starting out the new year in such a good way! We had a great event last night at the Brewhouse...Thanks to Steve M, who knew the owner!

I had requested everyone to bring a blanket or money. I had also sent out an email last week looking for assistance with our yearlygroup dues to keep the group going. Here is the great responses I received from both requests:

I just got back from meeting the wonderful residents & staff at the Freedom House in Kent, a homeless shelter for Veterans.
Thanks to all of you at the Brewhouse last night,, I dropped off over 40 blankets! While there I asked what  they needed the most and their #1 answer was gas cards.
I left & drove to Speedway & since you all also donated $183, I was able to buy 7- $25 gas cards & spent the other $8 on 2 bottles of Pepsi & 2 bags of chips.
They were all very excited & appreciative!!
They run a lawn mowing service, to earn money to keep going, and are looking for a riding mower, trailer and a 4x4 truck..along with the day to day supplies for the home. (food, paper & cleaning products, etc)
I would like to do something monthly for them, & even give them a Saturday this spring/summer to help out.
Their bldg is attached to The Miller House, that is a homeless shelter for all men and woman. Freedom House will share the blankets with them.

We also collected enough money to pay our group dues for a year with a little extra to cover the cost of the name tags, printer ink and paper for attendance sheets.
Looking forward to another year of fun and friends!!

I love this group!! Thanks everyone!!
Barb Travis, Organizer.


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