Response to need ‘gratifying’


This is an open letter of thank you to the citizens of Sweet Home and the local vicinity.

In October The New Era reported and editorialized about SHEM’s “time of need.” The response from individuals and churches has been gratifying. Not only have they kept SHEM afloat financially, but their donations of food during the recent food drives have been astounding when you consider the short time frame in which the food drives have taken place.

Hawthorne School delivered 1,075 pounds, the Boy Scouts 1,170 pounds, and the letter carriers 4,516 pounds – all within a period of three weeks. A big thank-you to all who contribute directly or indirectly to SHEM and help us to meet the needs of Sweet Home. You are making it a Merry Christmas!

Peggy Blair

Sweet Home

Emergency Ministries