Donor deserves thanks [UPDATED]Published 6:14am Monday, December 31, 2012 Updated 8:17am Monday, December 31, 2012
A gold Christmas star has to go to the anonymous person who donated $15,000 in cash this week to two very worthy local organizations.
The person left 100 crisp new $100 bills in one of the Salvation Army’s red kettles, and dropped off 50 of them at the Community Food Shelf. While many may have wanted recognition, or at least a receipt for tax purposes, this person simply dropped off the cash and left.
It couldn’t have been a nicer gift to two organizations that specialize in helping – particularly feeding – the less fortunate.
The Food Shelf and Salvation Army provide food and meals to hundreds if not thousands of area residents every day. Some are jobless, some are homeless, some have young children, and all are in a position they never thought they would be in. $15,000 will provide many meals for families who desperately need them.
Fergus Falls may be conservative, and many of its residents may be frugal, but when it comes to helping the less fortunate, our community members are as generous as they come.
And that is a great thing.