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Thanks and Warm Regards from The ALS Association

The ALS Association Central & Southern Ohio Chapter

I am writing with great thanks to let you know that your parishioner, Mary Naylor has "paid it forward" by donating $500 she rec'd from the church, provided through a legacy gift - - I gather from Mary's letter to us -- to our Chapter. Mary is a long-time friend of our Chapter, and we first came to know her through her husband's diagnosis with ALS and their subsequent joining of our Chapter to receive multiple services. Although Dave has been gone for several years now, Mary continues to provide monthly volunteer support at our Cincinnati Support Group. She is also an active fundraiser, participating each year in our Cincinnati Walk to Defeat ALS on "Team Remember", for individuals who have already lost their loved one to ALS. Money raised at the Walk to Defeat ALS - -where her donated $500 was applied -- will go toward serving people in Greater Cincinnati with ALS. We do that by providing a licensed social worker to provide case management, assist on the ALS clinical team at UC, facilitate monthly support groups and loan out much-needed medical equipment - and it is all FREE OF CHARGE to the patient and family. We receive no funding from the government, so we very much appreciate the chance to receive these monies to go toward our mission..To discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest. Many thanks for providing these monies to your parishioners to pass on to others who may need it more -- Mary has certainly done this in choosing to support those diagnosed with this dreadful disease - ALS. Thanks and warm regards

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Crystal Cottrill:

Molly & Frank,

Thank you again for your donation to help our annual campaign! Your contribution definitely help fund our camp scholarships and provides us with resources to help strengthen our community.

With Gratitude,

Crystal

Amanda Hill:

Thank you for honoring your father with this gift to Habitat. 13 homes in his era is quite an accomplishment, and to think of the generations he impacted with his volunteerism is priceless.

Amanda Hill:

Ed shared this story with me, and I just LOVE It. What an impactful gift!

Amanda Hill:

Hospice is such an incredible organization--I'm so glad you chose to support them and their mission!

Amanda Hill:

I am touched by your story, and thank you for raising awareness to such a worthwhile cause.

Bill Lucke:

I have passed that corner several times in the last month. The man is no longer standing there. It is wrong to extrapolate beyond the data, but…

Dianne Gebhardt French:

Lisa, this is a wonderful story about family, connection, and community. Thank you for sharing.

Tracey Long:

Well timing they say is everything- and it seems that the need, your skills and this gift were certainly in God's plan. Prayers of blessing on your hands as you take your skills where they are needed to help those effected by Dorian.

Tracey Long:

What more can I say- your letter was beautiful! Great to hear that Pastor McNickels and the House of Praise so exemplify the intent of the gift that your recipient was an obvious choice. Blessings to their ministry!

Tracey Long:

Addiction has trapped far too many and taken away the abundant life God intends for them- your gift will help bring HIS light to those who are seeking it. May your gift be proof through a time of struggle that God is always there to help.

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