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Many children need good, adoptive homes
As this is National Adoption Month, I just felt the need to write this. When I was born in 1939, my mother became ill with TB and she died a year later. My dad then left me and my older brother with my elderly grandparents on a search for another woman. My grandfather passed away, leaving us with our grandmother to care for us.
There was no Social Security, Medicaid or Food Stamps. I had so many medical bills because I had rheumatic fever so my dad then sent me with my suitcase to the courthouse in search of someone to adopt me.
There were several there wanting a child and the judge ruled for my aunt and uncle to adopt me (the late Russell and Alleen Wells Ducker.) My older brother was taken in by my aunt and uncle and took care of. I was adopted because of my health issues.
If it had not been for them it is hard to say where I would be and how I would have been treated because of my heart. There are lots of children that need a good Christian home. I pray that each one would have the blessing that I did.
Working together can do wonderful things
The community food drive was a lot of fun with people working together for a common reason-helping the neighbors who have need. Several of the churches passed out bags in their neighborhoods to be filled with groceries. A week later they picked them and brought them to Helping Hands. The pantry there is now well supplied for the holiday season.
Thanks to all the churches. Thanks to all the volunteers. Thanks to everyone who filled bags and made an important contribution. As we received these bags we could not help but notice that everyone was happy and having fun. It really was a special occasion. This was the most successful food drive ever for us. Thank you.
It seems to say loud and clear, people working together can do wonderful things.
Chairman, Helping Hands