Volunteer Center benefits through local generosity

The Scotts Bluff County Volunteer Center delivers over 22,000 meals yearly through the "Meals on Wheels" program. Their "Snow Angels" program puts emergency food bags together for those times when inclement weather or holidays prevent Meals on Wheels volunteers from delivering their usual meal.

After putting out a plea for donations of non-perishable food items or monetary donations for the "Snow Angels", donations began to pour in at all of the drop off locations. Volunteer Center Executive Director Jill Allen says they have also received a combined total of $5,521 in donations toward all of their programs, including the Snow Angels.

That total included check donations of 2500.00 from West Nebraska All-Star, $1,200 from Panhandle Coop, $450.00 from Wolf Auto, and $800.00 Valley Bank & Insurance. Donations were also received from Great Western Bank, First State Bank, First National Bank, Plymouth Congregational Church, Outreach Ministries.

Food donations were also collected and donated from KNEB, Gering Citizen, Methodist church of Gering, SB Church of Christ, UPS, Star-Herald, KCMI, Meridian Trust, Wills Chiropractic Clinic, RWMC, Vertex, Fresh Foods, Central Church of Christ, Wildcat Roofing, City of Scottsbluff, Bluffs Broadcasting, and from many generous citizens in the community. Allen said while they are principally funded through the United Way of Western Nebraska, there are alot of extra things they do for volunteers, and additional costs they have so monetary donations are always welcomed.

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