Area charity drives gives away $25, 282

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 04/01/97.

The Paynesville Area Charity Fund raised $25,282 during their regular drive and $7,847 for the Friends of the Library last year. ďThe board wishes to thank everyone who contributed and helped our community to achieve its 1996 goals,Ē Don Torbenson, board spokesperson, said.

Checks received after March 1 from payroll deductions for hospital, school and UPS employees are being applied to the 1997 Charity Fund.

The public is invited to attend the annual meeting at the Paynesville Area Senior Center on Tuesday, July 15, at 8 p.m. ďYour suggestions for the improvement of the fund drive or the addition of new members to the board is appreciated.

Board members are Willie Butkofski, Barb Elseth, Phyllis Gardner, Jeanne Heineman, Fay Jones, Don and Helen Lehman, Ray Lindeman, Bev Mueller, Joe Spaulding, Judy Stanley, Leanne Tangen and Don Torbenson.

Organizations receiving funds are:
Alzheimerís Association, $628
American Cancer Society, Minnesota
Division, $1,347
American Diabetes Association, $702
American Heart Association, $841
American Lung Association, $442
American Red Cross, $931
Arthritis Foundation, Minnesota Chapter, $610
Paynesville Boy Scouts, $2,422
Central Minnesota Task Force on Battered Women, $367
Paynesville Community Service Center, $3,467
Courage Center, $421
Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota, $146
Friends of the Paynesville Area Library, $773
Paynesville Girl Scouts, $2,199
Habitat for Humanity, $522
Paynesville Home Delivered Meals, $1,583
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Minnesota North Star Chapter, $336
Paynesville Area Dollars for Scholars, $1,618
Paynesville Area Health Care System Auxiliary, $426
Paynesville Historical Society, $639
Paynesville Youth Athletic Association, $2,281
Salvation Army, $896
Special Olympics International, $255
Good Samaritan, $10
Parkinson, $4
Paynesville Area Senior Center, $35
North Fork Crow River Trail Guards, $55
Minnesota Head Injury, $25
Paynesville Special Olympics, $40
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, $58
Paynesville Cub Scouts, $500
Paynesville Brownies, $500
Camperships on Winthers Island, $100
MADD, $3
VFW, $3
Spina Bifida Association of Minnesota, $45
St. Martin Girl Scouts, $52

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