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Seniors respected by community's generous outpouring

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Dear Editor:

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 Nutrition and Transportation programs.

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!


Angela Stoltzenburg
CIEDC executive director

Angie Jenkins
CIEDC senior programs director

[Posted April 24, 2007]

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