2009-03-05 / Letters

Fulton County Farm Bureau Thanks Donors

To The Editor:

Amy Leonard, development coordinator for the Ronald Mc- Donald Charities of Central PA, made the following remarks concerning the recent Food Check Out Day event held on February 10:

"We are simply in awe of the cash donations, many gift cards, food and other in-kind items donated this year on Food Check Out Day. We are so blessed to be on the receiving end of your organization's amazing generosity. We truly appreciate the effort and hard work that you always put into this special day, and the essential work that dedicated Pennsylvania farmers tend to all year."

She continued: "As you know, each family that depends on our services comes to us during the very difficult time of caring for an ill child. Our ability to provide them with a home-away-fromhome for the length of time their child receives care at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital is crucial. Because of you and others like you, the Hershey Ronald McDonald House has been able to welcome over 20,000 families to the 'House that Love Built,' at no charge."

So, Fulton County, your generosity has shown brightly again, as the contributions gathered by the county Farm Bureau in the 2009 campaign totaled a very pleasing $2,430 in cash, $40 in gift cards and $552 in food and other items. Many thanks to Joanne Evans, coordinator, and all who made this possible.

Marlin Lynch,

Farm Bureau Media Coordinator

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