Letter: Thank you for supporting Garage of Blessings sale

Editor,

On behalf of the board of directors for the nonprofit Garage of Blessings, I would like to thank the community for its great support of our annual fundraiser sale. We are happy to tell you we raised $46,000 for the ongoing operation of the community services we provide.

This, of course, is the result of many people helping along the way.

The heart of our organization is our volunteers who work thousands of hours to make this a success. Our fundraising team is led by Rebecca Reid and Antoinette, who, along with the rest of the team, work diligently throughout the year preparing for this huge event. Without these dedicated volunteers who worked alongside our event coordinator, Alycia, this fundraiser could not have happened.

Money raised helps pay the salary for our executive director, rent, utilities, insurance and other operating costs necessary to run the Garage of Blessings. This support is critical to our mission of serving the community.

We also want to thank the businesses that donated and provided reduced-cost items throughout the year, Navy members and the hundreds of donations from the community that assist us in our fundraising efforts to provide assistance to those in need.

We are also deeply appreciative of the leadership, commitment and dedication of Dawnita Hunsberger, our interim executive director. Her ability to allow the volunteers to freely express their ideas for improvement has been a tremendous help in growing our organization. She has made us stronger and kept us focused on the needs of the those around us.

We look forward to continuing our community partnerships and providing our services with the public’s support. Thank you again for your ongoing dedication to the Garage of Blessings.

Brian McMahan, president

Garage of Blessings Board of Directors

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