by Henry G. Kammerer
President, Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island
To the good folks of Grand Island:
The Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island is happy to report that we will be helping 68 families, your neighbors on Grand Island, this holiday season. Well, no, we are not happy to report that number of families in temporary distress on the Island; all wish that the economy and sources of good-paying employment were better. What we are happy about is that so many Grand Islanders have helped: financial and food donations, gift cards, hands-on help, to allow the Foundation to provide that service to some of our less fortunate neighbors. We will provide nonperishable food, a turkey plus Tops gift card to allow those families to purchase some of their holiday festive meal. We are also providing their children (over 135 of them in total) with some sort of holiday gift - primarily store gift cards, or toys, games for the younger ones.
Although the Island people and organizations have been generous so far in this tough economic year, we hope for further donations, sent to P.O. Box 155 or through our website: www.gineighbors.org to help us fund this major undertaking to help our Grand Island neighbors.