Dear Editor,
Volunteers For Mental Health of Montgomery County would like to thank our community/county for their generous supporting during our annual Christmas Gift Drive. We would not be able to meet the need without your help.
Our 2018 Gift Drive kicked off in November with our annual gospel concert which was held at New Ross Christian Church. We would like to thank the church for hosting the well attended concert. A special thank you to Glenna Florence, Tony Shuman, Don Baker, Chris Walters, and Ivan Brown for sharing their musical talents.
Following the concert, barrels and boxes were placed in locations around the county for gifts to help us provide Christmas for more than 200 people this year. Thank to those locations who had barrels and boxes: Teachers Credit Union, both locations of Hoosier Heartland State Bank, Big R, Walgreens, both CVS locations, New Ross Christian Church, and others. We accept donations of clothing and toiletries as well as cash to help purchase other items requested.
We would also like to thank students at North Montgomery High School and South Montgomery High School who wrapped the gifts and those who helped deliver the gifts to their destinations in time for their Christmas parties. Through your generosity, we were able to provide gifts to the nursing homes, group homes, ASI, Half Way Home, Trinity Mission, Blue Star Mothers, Homeless Veterans, Mounty Mission, Valley Oaks Professional Health, New Market Baptist Church Free Clothing Closet, the Veterans Home in Lafayette, and the Montgomery County Crisis Shelter.
Our annual Christmas Gift Drive is our major project, along with the Teacher Friend program and the voucher program. The Board of Directors of Volunteers for Mental Health of Montgomery County thanks Montgomery County again for your generous support.
Sue Whalen and Beverley Turner,
For Volunteers for Mental Health of Montgomery County, Board of Directors