2018-09-06 / Letters

Donors, volunteers keep pantry going

To the editor:

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.” – Edward Everett Hale

Those mentioned here, whether a single person, business, organization, school or church, all have in one way or another stepped forward and with extended arms and supportive hands give life to the for mentioned quote. Those caring hands have names that we would like to share with you now, names that include Sue Hunt, Ron and Rachel Bolduc, Bernadette Coulombe, Delores Fecteau, Robert Gay, Gregory Goodness, Kristin Goodness, Suzanne and Charles Hall, Ronald and Patricia Harwood, Carol Holt, Ann Marie Kenney, Paula Lefebvre, Meghan O’Neil, Marian Orr, Lorraine Perron and Charlene Soucy, Lucille Reed and Donna Gordon, Lorin Roussin, Kenneth Scott, Rita Shaw, Harriet Silver, Richard Tripp and Susan Zayac.

We thank the businesses, such as, Bangor Savings Bank, Cardullo Investments, Funtown/Splashtown USA, The UPS Store, Leeward Industries and owner Robert Werner. We thank the schools and organizations such as The Greek Festival, Citizens for Saco Education, Thornton Academy and Mary Wiggins. We thank all houses of worship: Trinity Episcopal, First Parish Congregational, Unitarian Universalist in Saco and Biddeford, Cornerstone Methodist, Bible and United Baptist, Most Holy Trinity, St. Demetrious, St. Augustine, The Rock Church (Scarborough), The Vineyard and Hope Churches.

With special thanks we recognize and honor Sure Winner Foods, Shaw’s Saco, Hannaford Saco, Hair Works, Fernleaf bakery, Little Wonders Day Care and Gartland Distributers, LLC.

As we symbolically stand in recognition to honor Frances Callahan, Madie Gerrish, we also with heads bowed honor and remember all the residents effected by fire and weather.

By the concern shown for last month’s 439 people that formed the 237 families we helped they were able to walk another smoother, straighter mile on the road that they travel. To all those mentioned here, those that wish to remain anonymous, by standing in the shadows and on behalf of the more than 50 volunteers acting in your stead, thank you. May all of you and your families always find good health, sunshine and god’s blessings.

Bob Nichols Saco

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