County Fund Drive deserves support

Monday, October 8, 2007

There are 11 worthy organizations that have teamed up to raise funds to provide services and programs in Cherokee County. Some of them have other fund raising events and for others, this will be their only fund raising event in the county during the year.

The annual Cherokee County Fund Drive is a way to maximizing the fundraising impact of their efforts and to provide an opportunity for citizens to contribute to a variety of worthy causes without contributing to 11 different organizations.

The Fund Drive officially gets under way on Oct. This week, we have started printing a series of letters to the editor explaining the work of these organizations. We encourage readers to find out about the good work being done in the county.

The organizations are:

American Heart Association

American Red Cross

Boy Scouts

Council on Aging

Salvation Army

Elderly Peer

Girl Scouts

Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc.

Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault

Bright Beginnings Day Care

Associated Charities

No door-to-door stops will be made this year.

Contributions may be dropped off at any Cherokee County Bank or financial institution. Also, contributions may be sent to Cherokee County Fund, P.O. Box 21, Cherokee IA 51012.

Your generosity will be much appreciated.