LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to donors and bell ringers

To the editor:

It warms my heart to live in such a caring and compassionate county. The Louisa County Salvation Army gives its heartfelt thanks to the many giving people who were our eyes and ears to help those in our community by donating to the Red Kettle Drive. We also acknowledge the stores and many volunteers in their united efforts to help those in need in Louisa County in 2021. 

First, we wish to thank Walmart and Food Lion for accommodating our bell ringers. Their employees were very kind and helpful. Last –but not least – we are grateful to the following volunteers, who selflessly gave of their time amid COVID concerns and “rang the bells” for 134 hours to raise funds for those less fortunate in our community: Rev. Sandi Goehring of Louisa Presbyterian Church; James Books; Hope and Janelle Broaddus; Kerri and Abbi Creel; Don Enloe; Margaret and Don Hackler; Carolyn Hughes and Jon Tustin; Jane and Edwin Keller; Darlene Knauf; Gail and Tom Leach; Gary and Cheryl Liffick; Alan Marshall; Joyce Martin; Laura Nelson; Diane and Mike Nickle; Bonnie and Claude Miltier; Kathy Pool; Susie and Tom Rayburn; Marylin Riggin; Diana and Bob Ryan; Don and Win Smith; Tess Sprouse; Don and Lela Stewart; Bernard (“Watt”) Watkins; Cris Watkins; and Emily, Benjerman, Kristopher and Caitlyn Winslett.

We are still accepting donations (through Jan. 31, 2021) for the 2020 Red Kettle drive. Begin this New Year with a tax-deductible donation to the “Salvation Army, Louisa Unit” by mailing a check to 1009 Mt. Airy Road, Louisa, VA 23093. God bless you and keep you in His grace!

If you’d like to “ring the bell” during the 2021 campaign (Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 26 through Dec. 24), please contact me at 540-621-2150. We’d love to have you join our team.

Thank you for caring.

Darlene Davis Knauf

Kettle Drive Chair

Salvation Army Louisa Unit

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