Sunflower Kiwanis of Pittsburg donated a check for $3,000 to Pastor Ellie Foster and Marcee Binder of Wesley House Tuesday morning in the basement of Via Christi Medical Center.
Two years ago, the Sunflower Kiwanis were awarded the Pritchett Trust Grant and they invested this money plus other club donations into a $30,000 walk-in refrigerator freezer for Wesley House. The $3,000 was what the club had left to pay off the refrigerator.
“It’s something we really appreciate,” Binder said. “It’s just really nice to know that they support us in what we do for the community.”
Wesley House, which is an outreach mission dedicated to attending to the needs of low income families within the community, is one of several local programs the Sunflower Kiwanis provide assistance to. The other four being the Crisis Resource Center, the Children’s Advocacy Center, the Salvation Army, and Pittsburg Parks and Recreation.
The club also announced that they will make another appearance at Gorilla Village before Pitt State’s football game this Saturday to sell hotdogs like they did at last week’s game, having sold 200 hotdogs and raising $764.
Tuesday’s meeting also included a presentation from Pittsburg City Commissioner, Jeremy Johnson, who announced a Food Education Agriculture Solutions Together (FEAST) event on Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 3 to 8:30 p.m. in the basement of Pittsburg’s Memorial Auditorium. The event will be hosted by Eat Well Crawford County.
The Sunflower Kiwanis are hoping that the refrigerator freezer will help Wesley House better serve needy families and children within the community.