CAUGHTCHA BEING GOOD!
Jim Dyke is an integral part of his neighborhood. He can always be counted on to step up when help is needed, no matter the time of day, the situation, nothing is too hard for him to tackle. Recently he was caught being good to his neighbor Pat Rode. Pat’s mailbox has been hit numerous times by the snowplow. Jim took out the existing mailbox and put a new one, hoping to alleviate the problem. “Jim is a kind neighbor who keeps watch over his neighborhood,” said one of his many admirers. Caughtcha being GOOD, Jim!!
A note from Community Cupboard
The ER Community Cupboard, a 501c3 non-profit organization, gives a heartfelt thank you to the wonderful community we live in and the generosity of everyone. The donations of canned goods, fresh foods, toiletries, hygiene items, laundry soap and toilet paper has been outstanding.
Help has come from many churches, businesses and organizations including Ladies Marathon Bridge Group, Stems Floral Design, Magnum Hospitality, Pine Hill Nursery, Kewadin United Methodist Church, Village Market, Honey Hive Drive LLC, Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association, Consumers Energy, Norte, Do a Little Good, K&K Heating and Cooling LLC, Fitzpatrick Agency, Elk Rapids Women, North Shore Dock, Fresh Earth Beach Project, Elk Rapids News, First Presbyterian Church, A-Ga-Ming Golf Course, Elk Rapids Rotary Northwest Food Coalition, UpNorth Properties and Grand Traverse Community Foundation.
And, thank you Elk Rapids News and Elk Rapids Cinema for sponsoring the socially distanced trailer food drive in early 2020. Those donations sustained us throughout the spring and summer. Additionally, throughout the year we received so many donations from families and individuals – thank you to each and every one of you.
Because of your support the Community Cupboard is able to fulfill its role as a significant safety net for some of our most vulnerable neighbors.
And, thanks to our volunteers. They did everything from picking and packing groceries, labeling paper and plastic bags, breaking down boxes and shelving supplies to delivering groceries to our clients. Our volunteers included Jane Lund, Ken Kohlman, Phyllis Staley, Myrna Holland, Margaret VanDenBerge, Carol Bohsledt, Barb Enders, Tom and Sharon Brown, Howard Richter, Monica Hefty, Pam Forton, Tom Sommerfeldt, Peg Frick, Clare Kurz, Charlie Pryde, Nick Pryde, Peggy Graham, Shelley Appelbaum, Megan Zell, Gail Halliday, Anne Conrad, Peg Asmus, Janice London, Susan Harvey, Larry Hebert, Char Gretel, Randy Asmus, Jim Muth and Myra Muth.
The cupboard is accepting new clients. If you, or someone you know, could use some help, call Pam Coleman at 847-445-8239.
Food donations or toiletries may be delivered to the Elk Rapids News or dropped in the brown donation box outside First Presbyterian Church at 404 Spruce St, Elk Rapids. Monetary donations may be made to Elk Rapids Community Cupboard, Box 572, Elk Rapids, MI. 49629.
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