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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Cleburne County Cares appeals for volunteers

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  • What organization in Cleburne County distributed 108,316 pounds of food to 1,689 needy families in Cleburne County in 2012? What organization in Cleburne County assisted 34 families in Cleburne County with $2,469.78 in transportation expenses in 2012? What organization in Cleburne County, through a homeless prevention program, assisted Cleburne County residents with $50,500.29 in rental assistance and $76,660.43 in utility assistance in 2012? What organization in Cleburne County provided $2,849.47 in medical assistance to Cleburne County residents in 2012? What organization in  Cleburne County provided shelter assistance of $6,055.29 to Cleburne County residents in 2012? What organization in Cleburne County provided scholarship assistance of $12,062.00 to Cleburne County residents in 2012? In 2012 what other organization in Cleburne County provided $19,995.00 in assistance to 157 Cleburne County families so their children and senior citizens could have a decent Christmas? What organization in
    Cleburne County has a medical device loan program for wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, commode seats, shower chairs available to all residents of Cleburne County at no cost?
     
    If you guessed the United States Government you are wrong! If you guessed Cleburne County Cares you are correct!
     
    How is all this possible? Quite simply through generous financial donations from Cleburne County residents; through food grants from various organizations such as the Arkansas Food Bank and Feeding America; through the sale of goods donated by the residents of Cleburne County and through the volunteers who donate their time and talents to the operation of this wonderful organization - Cleburne County Cares!
     
    In order to maintain and expand the mission of Cleburne County Cares it is in desperate need of more volunteers. There is not a single paid employee in this organization. It is operated solely with the help of volunteers. Unfortunately, almost all of our volunteers are senior citizens and the number of these folks is decreasing rapidly.
     
    If you are recently retired or if you are working but have some time available and want to make a difference in your community there is no better way than to volunteer some time to Cleburne County Cares.
     
    As you can see from the above statistics this organization really does Care about those less fortunate residents of our community.
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