The donation originally was scheduled as 20,000 pounds of dry and canned foods to be distributed to RAM House, the Rescue Mission, 82nd Airborne Christian Soldiers and Mount Zion A.M.E. Church.
On the morning of the delivery, Dr. Dane McBride, a local representative of the church, received notification there would be an unexpected additional 20,000 pounds of refrigerated butter and cheese delivered. This was divided between the Rescue Mission and Feeding Southwest Virginia, as they have the capabilities of large refrigeration storage.
The church credited its ability to donate foods to local food banks and to disaster areas throughout the world through the combined contributions of its members.
Credit union foundation gives to Red Cross
The Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia, representing credit unions in the greater Roanoke area, recently presented a $5,000 check to the American Red Cross to aid in its mission to “prevent and alleviate human suffering.”
The foundation asked that the donation be used where the biggest need is.
“I have learned about many facets of the American Red Cross — disasters, training, veterans, fires, blood. What you do is amazing, and the fact you do it with 90% volunteers — is incredible,” said Cliff DeMars when presenting the check on behalf of the foundation.
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