Reader Panel: Recognizing local charities
Today’s question: What area charitable organization do you think deserves more recognition, and why?
The Aberdeen Area Community Foundation deserves more recognition, as does HAPI Homes, Homes Are Possible Inc.
Julie M. Johnson
The Salvation Army. … They are willing to help anyone without asking anything in return. The Humane Society deserves help too.
I have always liked charitable organizations that pay out about 75 cents on every dollar raised for the charity. The best charity always keeps administrative costs low, i.e. Salvation Army a fine example.
I believe that HAPI deserves much more recognition for all that they do for homeownership. The dedicated staff and volunteer board of directors have put together a program of work that is the envy of many other communities across the state.
HAPI Board Chairman
The Salvation Army has always been consistent on giving to people in time of need. They don’t ask for the attention, they just do it. Giving a hundred bucks to them and food every year is always a good deal.
I think the most interesting local charitable organization is Soles for Souls. This organization finds out from the schools who needs shoes and/or boots. I believe they put emphasis on the second-graders. They see to it that the children get the shoes around the Christmas season.
Sister Madonna Pierret
Aberdeen Area Community Foundation: PO Box 674; 605-725-3800; aberdeencommunityfoundation.com Aberdeen Area Humane Society: 2511 385th Ave. S.; 226-1200; anewleashonlife.net Homes Are Possible Inc.: 318 S. Main St.; 225-4274; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.homesarepossible.org Salvation Army: 1003 Sixth Ave. S.W.; 225-7410 Soles for Souls: soles4souls.org