Helping Hands needs help to open before holiday season
Oct 26, 2011 | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
To the Editor:

We moved to Cadiz about 10 years ago when my husband and I retired. We wanted a slower pace of life and Cadiz proved the ideal location. We love the small town and everything that goes with it. The Christmas parade, Halloween Safe Night and Ham festival are some of the things that we could never enjoy in the big city where we use to live. It was a very short amount of time before we knew that we had to get involved in this community. It was only the natural thing to do. So we joined many groups, among them, Helping Hands.

Helping Hands has given us a way to know the local people and feel like true Kentuckians. Along the way we have discovered the real value of this organization. They are a tireless group of people who are willing to share their gifts, talents and energies for the benefit of the people of this county. They are a much larger group than when we first started, mostly out of necessity. They have moved form very small locations too much larger ones so that they can provide services that are much needed in this community.

There is a rumor that their efforts are being somewhat jeopardized as they try to open their new food pantry. Many obstacles have surfaced that have caused delays to their opening, yet they continue to try to resolve all these issues to the best of their ability. Now would be a perfect time for them to get into their new homes before the holidays and bad weather sets in. It would be a true tragedy if Helping Hands had to close their Food Bank and end their other programs because they have used all their funds to fix, upgrade, and redo all of the things required. The economy has hit this area pretty hard and the needs grow each day. We have looked at their prospective Food Bank and it appears that they have spent a great deal of money and volunteer hours, along with the help of Campers on a Mission, that they would love to be spending on food and clothes for our people in need. Let’s get them up and running so they can continue their work.

Alice Chmielewski

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