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Community Shows Generosity, Support

To The Reader’s Forum:

I am overwhelmed by the unconditional generosity and support of our community. Like many organizations on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, St. Susan Center is encouraged by the outpouring of concern, messages of gratitude, words of encouragement and acts of generosity. For us, these powerful affirmations has a direct correlation to our mission of serving a meal to anyone in need.

So much has changed in the last year – the world we live in, our community, and places we work and call home. But now, more than ever, nothing is more important than ensuring the health and safety of our guests, the community, and our workforce.

In the midst of these challenges there have been many changes to how we serve a meal, and even how we would fundraise to keep the center going strong. Even though we haven’t been able to hold our annual events, so many of you responded to our Red Ribbon Campaign. And when Keith Martin and Dan Keefe reached out to say they were going to host the eighth Holiday Haul event, my heart skipped a beat. Now more than ever we have a need. This past weekend the Holiday Haul took place and Keith and his team collected over six tons of food items and $25,000 in donations. A special thank you goes out to The Post-Journal, Media One Radio Group, Jamestown Awning, Jamestown Cycle Shop, and Jamestown Mattress for the valuable role they each played. On behalf of the St. Susan Center board, staff, and volunteers, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who participated and prayed for this event to be successful.

As we navigate our way through this next year, we wish you a meaningful season of peace.

Bonny Scott-Sleight

Executive Director

St. Susan Center

Jamestown

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