Guardian Shelter benefited from drive
Published 12:03 am Tuesday, June 14, 2011
We, the staff of The Guardian Shelter for Battered Women and Children, once again are tremendously grateful to the postal patrons of the Natchez area for including us in their Stamp-Out Hunger program.
This event occurs yearly in May, and we continue to be one of five social service agencies included in the event.
The National Association of Letter Carriers sponsors this event and the donations of canned goods has benefitted not only the victims we serve in our shelter but have allowed us to provide food items to the families who have relocated into their own homes and, for various reasons, may need food items to assist them in an emergency situation.
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We also provide food assistance to local residents who may call us with food assistance needs.
As a shelter serving residents in the nine counties of Southwest Mississippi, these food donations assist people of a large area.
We continue to struggle to provide needed services to our residents due to the decrease in our funding sources.
All donated goods and services not only allow us to continue to serve the victims of domestic violence, but they also allow us to utilize funds we might have spent on food on other services.
So we at The Guardian Shelter for Battered Families say a very large thank you to all of the postal employees involved in this food drive, as well as the community of Adams County who donated the time and monies necessary to purchase the food items.
I continue to be thankful and amazed at the generosity of all the residents of this area who have shown us over the years that they are truly committed to those who are in danger and in need of the services we provide at our facility.
Donna Miller is the director of The Guardian Shelter for Battered Families.