Dryden community gracious in their support for Linked Hearts
To the Editor:
On behalf of all the volunteers and food and gift recipients at Linked Hearts, I want to thank this wonderful community for their support. Linked Hearts and Holiday Depot handed out over 60 food baskets and gifts for Christmas on Friday, December 17. It was truly a moving experience.
The community has been so gracious in their support and we want to thank all those who helped us out this year. The Dryden Schools community has been so generous. The elementary children donated food at Thanksgiving and again at Christmas. The goodies were greatly appreciated. The High School Student Council had a coin drive and donated milk, eggs, cereal, cookies, canned goods, and bread as well as buying Linked Hearts a new vacuum cleaner and calculator. The students certainly did display the giving spirit of this season. The teachers' union as well as several teachers also adopted families.
Dryden Township offices adopted a family as well as other individuals in the community. A dentist's office, church members, and others were so generous. A local company purchased a new freezer for our use and the Country Smoke House let us use their refrigerated trailer to store food. Thanks to all these generous folks.
Linked Hearts has been in the Dryden community for two years now and we are constantly being reminded of God's goodness as He sends both people in need and generous donors who provide what we need. In these difficult economic times it's gratifying to see the love our neighbors show for each other. Those in need are most grateful.
Our defining moment came on Friday when we got a note from a child thanking us for bringing a smile back to his mother's face. Thank you to all of our supporters.