As the Executive Director of St. Michaels Community Center, I often hear stories from our volunteers about the need in our community and how your donations make a difference.
One of our volunteer food delivery drivers shared a story with me nearly a year ago that continues to resonate with me, and I want to share it with you now.
The elderly woman thought it was Friday, when St. Michaels Community Center delivers extra meals to clients so that they have enough meals for the weekend. She was also receiving chemotherapy treatments, which added to her anxiety. In the past she also shared that she was suffering from depression heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our volunteer said you could see the absolute fear in the client’s eyes until she was assured it was only Wednesday, and that more meals would be on their way on Friday. The client’s shoulders relaxed a bit, and she took in the pantry bag and meals with much relief, and a great big ‘thank you.’
I shared this story with my young nephew, and I asked him if he ever could imagine being worried about how he was going to feed himself over a weekend. His response has stuck with me ever since. After a long pause he said:
The St. Michaels Community Center is here to make sure no one from the Royal Oak bridge all the way down to Tilghman Island is ever “that” kind of hungry. But we can only do this important work with support from generous people like you.
Please consider supporting our essential work with your tax-deductible gift.And when you make your gift now through June 30, another generous donor will match your gift dollar for dollar.
Every year St. Michaels Community Center helps our neighbors in our community and without donations from individuals like you, this work would not be possible. If you’re able, we’d love it if you could make a donation to help us empower, connect, and serve our community.
P.S. Your support makes a big difference in someone’s life. Please make your donation before June 30 by using the button below. Thank you!
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