Grateful for donations
My wife and I express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Waste Control, Bill Moran and the Matney family for the generous monetary donations they have given to us this year that have helped us purchase items for the fundraising drives we sponsor. Their generosity helps make everything we do for the community such a huge success.
Thanks also to all the folks who donated to our drives.
Two of this year’s projects were collecting backpacks filled with school supplies for elementary school children, which continue to come in. We also started a 100, 100, 100, 100 drive to collect 100 belts, 100 pairs of socks, 100 pairs of underwear and 100 T-shirts for the students in need. We wound up with a thousand clothing items.
Without the generosity of these folks, we wouldn’t be able to help the people in need in our community.
Bill and Patti Ammons
Thankful for our good neighbors
We, the 70 plus volunteers who operate the St. Vincent de Paul food banks here in Longview and Cathlamet wish to acknowledge with sincere gratitude grants recently received from KapStone and Kroger employees and foundations.
Just in time to improve our ability to serve our communities for the coming holiday season, the KapStone Foundation sent us a check for $10,000 and the Kroger Foundation sent us a check for $6,347.02.
We depend on grants and individual gifts in order to operate the food banks all year long. Except for a grant from FEMA this year of $4,000, we receive no money from any governmental agency.
We serve about 1,600 families each month with a total of close to 100,000 pounds of free food.
The purpose of this letter is to alert our communities of something very good that is done by our local businesses.
Remember that Kroger is the parent organization of our Fred Meyer store.
We wish to publicly express our thanks to them and for the trust these gifts imply.
John P. Gotshall, president
St. Vincent de Paul