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The Tale of Two Fuels

22 Nov

It is the tale of two fuels: one for the body and one for the home.

It is the best of times for The Community Food Pantry that feeds 600 families each month  from the Towns of Bolton and Manchester.  The consistent support of money, food and paper products allows MACC to feed a family for just  $11.00 a week! 

It is the worst of times for the MACC Fuel Bank.  A harsh winter is predicted and federal and state officials have already announced that the funding for heating fuel will be drastically cut this winter.  In addition to this alarming news, the economy has not recovered enough for struggling families to adequately heat their homes, so the need is expected to be greater than the availability of fuel. 

What can we do as a community? 

We can plan now to give the literal gift of warmth to our neighbors. 

Will you join me to  help  fund  MACC CharitiesWarm Gifts Program?  

If you answer yes, we will stand ready to respond to the emergency  fuel needs of our community.    

If we all do what we can, it will be the best of times our two fuels. 

All gifts are 100% tax deductible – especially good at year’s end and/or is  the perfect gift for someone who has everything. Give a donation in his/her name to the 2010-11 Warm Gifts Program and MACC will send an acknowledgement card for you.

Make Checks out to:   MACC Charities and put “Warm Gifts Program” in the memo section of the check.  

Mail to:

MACC Charities
P.O. Box  3804
Manchester, CT  06045-3804

Or give on line:  www.macc-ct.org.  Under the tribute type choose in honor of and write WARM GIFTS.

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1 Comment

Posted by on November 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

One response to “The Tale of Two Fuels

  1. Ben D.

    November 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    <p>Thanks Nancy</p><p>As soon as things happened, I let the executive director know what was happening and asked if she wanted me to leave the Board of MACC. I filled her in on all the details of what happened and she quickly concluded that there was no issue as far as MACC was concerned and very much wanted me to stay on in my position.</p><p>MACC is an explicitly Christian ministry in our community, but is equally explicitly "BIG TENT" in its theology. The 35 member churches are united by mission, but very diverse in the scope of theology — some very liberal churches, some very conservative churches, most in between. All four quadrants represented.</p><p>I can honestly say that the staff I work with at MACC and the Board have been amazingly supportive of me and have become closely valued friends. It is a blessing to be able to serve at MACC.</p><p>Good question… thanks.</p><p>BD</p>

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