Archive for Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Letter to the editor

September 4, 2007

To the editor,

It's a joy to serve in a town where many people are deeply concerned for the needs of others and take steps to meet them. It's also a delight to see churches work together and be supported by the good will and kind acts of townspeople.

The Community Emergency Fund continues to be a source of aid for those in need in Baldwin City. Help with food, gasoline, electric bills, rent and medical needs all come out of this fund overseen by the cooperative work of several community churches, City Hall and the police department. If you would like to contribute to this fund, ask about it through one of the area churches or contribute at the Baldwin State Bank.

Additionally, we have seen wonderful cooperation in making food available to those who are in need. We have the room at our church to house a food pantry, but it is made available because other churches have helped contribute food items as have the Boy Scouts and local businesses. Last year, a Baker University class did a food drive just before Christmas in order to restock our shelves. We would like to ask the community to continue to help us. We'll keep the doors open to those in need and distribute needed food if you can help us keep the shelves stocked.

We gather food before and after worship on the first Sunday of the month, but if you would like to contribute non-perishable goods, please bring them during office hours, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and drop them off. And if you are in need, please come by during those same hours so we might help you.

Rev. Pam Morrison

Baldwin First United Methodist Church

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