Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Senior Says Thanks

Recently, we at the Humanitarian Service Project have received a number of letters from the needy seniors served by our project letting us know how thankful they are, and how much being in the project has improved their lives. We wanted to share their words with all of you, because, as friends of HSP, it is only through your support that HSP is able to reach these seniors with the food and other supplies they desperately need.

Many of the letters we get from seniors are directed at particular volunteers who help HSP, in a number of ways, and make our Senior Citizen Project possible. In one such letter that we received earlier this week, Regina, a senior served by our program, wanted to express her thanks to a number of such people. Specifically she wanted to thank her Secret Pal, who provides a small gift for her each month, for “the wonderful words and gifts [she] has sent,” as well as her regular driver, who delivers the 90 pounds of food and goods HSP provides to her every month. She also expressed her thanks for a set of dishes she received this past month, which she desperately needed. Of course, without our thoughtful donors and volunteers, HSP would not be able to provide Regina with these dishes, much less the 90 pounds of nutritious food, paper products, and other necessities she receives every month through being part of our project. For this reason, we at HSP want to join Regina, and all of the needy people we serve, to thank those who help support HSP in making a difference in the lives of those in need in our community.

As evidenced by the number of people included in our senior Regina’s recent thank you, there are so many people who, in so many different ways, help HSP reach out to needy senior citizens. There are the aforementioned secret pals, and delivery drivers, but also people who cook and deliver meals to seniors on a monthly basis, people who sort food for seniors in HSP’s warehouse, those who organize and donate food and paper drives, and people who assist in the organization of the secret pal program, just to name a few. If you would be interested in joining these wonderful people in helping HSP provide support for needy senior citizens, you can learn how from our website:

1 comment:

  1. It is so refreshing to hear about the seniors who are genuinely thankful and appreciative for the small things and the big. The people who work at the HSP and who volunteer their time impact so many peoples lives and I hope they all know how much they are appreciated.