Friday, December 11, 2015
CFTC-1st Call For Help
This Friday, December 11, 7:00 to 11:00 pm, Concert For The Cause will host a benefit for 1st Call For Help at The Rusty Needle. There will be performances by Morgan Wilk, Sean Story and Colton Gartleman, among others. Also register for a chance to win a variety of prizes which have been provided by Roy's Pit Barbecue, Bornholdt Plant Land, Longs, Westfahl Jewelers, Mikes, and Outdoor Decor. What could be better than a night of great music and a chance to win terrific prizes, all while helping a local organization.
1st Call For Help is a local organization that operates primarily on donations from the community, although they do receive a small amount of money from Reno County mill levy funds. Right now the need is huge for this organization, a $19,000. grant that generally pays most of the operating capital and provides for the needs of those that the organization serves was not available this year. So, it is more important than ever to raise money to keep the operation going in the year 2016.
Over 450 families with emergency needs were helped this past year but with the tremendous cut in funding it is unclear how 1st Call will be able to continue to help the poorest of the poor in Reno County. Over 175 elderly folks were helped this year with simple basic needs, such as soap, shampoo, personal care items, laundry detergent, etc. These small things made a tremendous difference in their lives as they were unable to afford these basic healthcare items. The back to school book bag program provided 1800 school bags for children attending school who could not afford to purchase school supplies. 1st Call also provides diapers, wipes, blankets, formula, and baby food for babies. During the Christmas season the organization also provides gifts for Teen Christmas.
The need has never been greater for babies, children, teens, families, the disabled, and the elderly. Please join Concert For The Cause on Friday night at The Rusty Needle and help 1st Call For Help continue to help those in need by making a donation, enjoying some terrific live music, and registering for a chance to win great prizes.