I just got this email from my friend Mike O'Shea, a WW. resident. He is a great guy and he needs some help this coming Saturday.
"Hello and good morning,
I know this is coming last minute, but I volunteered for Operation Food Search this weekend...(see info below my note)...and at the last minute, the group that was supposed to do the Wal-mart on Hanley Rd. in Richmond Heights, had to back out. On Thursday, I was asked to see if I could put together a group to staff the Wal-mart and help collect donations.
So, with this task in mind, I am sending out an invite/request: if anyone would like to come on out this Saturday to the Wal-mart at Hanley Rd. in Richmond Heights and help, or just come on out and hang out and laugh at me, I would appreciate it.
The hours are 9 to 5, but with a limited resources, we might just do the morning, unless we get volunteers for the whole day...in which case I will stay the whole time...which may either cause you to volunteer or run the other way. Payment would be my enormous thanks and truly helping out those in need. I am sending this out with the addresses in BCC, which is a new way of doing things for me, because I did not want to clog up the e-mail with addresses, so if you know of anyone who might like to help or you think would be fun, or that did not get this e-mail/I may have forgotten, by all means, please forward this to them. It should be a good and rewarding time.
Or if you happen to be in the area and want to say hello, please stop on by.
O'Shea-Ward Insurance Group
One Day · One Purpose · End Hunger
Operation Food Search - Dedicated Volunteers:
More of our neighbors are experiencing something many never thought possible in our plentiful area…hunger. Over 120,000 people in greater St. Louis region need the help of food pantries to provide meals for their families. Many are coming for the first time never imagining that they would need to ask for help. Almost half that receive food are children.
Our local food pantries are struggling to keep up with the increased demand. To this end, Operation Food Search SENTralized, and the Community Council of St. Charles County, are teaming up to sponsor the 2nd Annual Saturday Jubilee Food Drive
What can you do?
Volunteer on July 31st: Over 600 volunteers are needed to position themselves outside 41 grocery stores throughout the St. Louis area to ask shoppers to donate food as they shop on Saturday July 31st. This is a great volunteer opportunity for your Church Group, Scout Troup, Civic Group or just to bring your kids and get them involved!
Get started TODAY… go to www.saturdayjubilee.com and sign up to be a “Store Captain”. All you have to do is organize a group of 15-20 volunteers to staff a store for the day. All materials needed will be provided. A short training meeting will be conducted for the Store Captains the week before the event.
If you can’t be a Store Captain but would like to be involved…volunteer for a 2 hour shift and we’ll team you with other fun volunteers.
Conduct a food drive: Conduct a food drive at your work, your church, in your neighborhood or as a family project during July or August. Please call Gary(314)-726-5355 ext. 15 at Operation Food Search if you need containers for larger collections or if you would like posters or other information to help promote your food drive.
Your help is needed … each bag of groceries makes a difference in the life of our neighbor who is struggling. Please be involved … with your help, hurting families in our community can receive welcomed relief during these tough economic times. "