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On March 31, Community Action hosted its first annual
"Cheeseburger in Paradise" event to raise funds for senior programs
in Logan and Mason counties. It is with sincere gratitude that I
write this letter of appreciation to the Logan and Mason County
communities. The support we received so that we could make this
event a success was truly unimaginable and allowed us to raise over
$15,000 for the Senior
Oftentimes, the very people who have formed the very communities
we live in are not treated with the respect they deserve as they
reach senior status. The senior programs are vital to keeping
seniors in their homes. We provide delivered meals and
transportation to seniors for only a suggested donation. Oftentimes,
the seniors can afford the donation, but when they can't, they are
never denied a meal or a ride. We are a crucial part of keeping
seniors independent, and we are a source of support for families who
have a loved one going through rehabilitation or medical treatments
like dialysis. Sometimes they need us for a month and sometimes for
several years, but we are proud of the work we do, and we want to
keep the service alive.
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Ideally, we would like to improve the customer service we
provide, with more vehicles and drivers, but as we struggle with our
current resources to keep up with demand, we are thrilled to provide
the service to those in need. So, thank you so much to the many
business, organizations and individuals that are too great in number
to mention here. We couldn't have done it without you!
CIEDC executive director
CIEDC senior programs director
April 24, 2007]
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