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Letters to the editor – Thursday – 1-26-17

United Way gifts helped MOW deliver 53,567 meals

As Meals on Wheels forges ahead with our mission in this new year, I cannot help but reflect on all that we accomplished in 2016.

Our mission is to make sure the homebound seniors, disabled and convalescing adults in Rowan County receive a hot meal and friendly visit five days each week. That is a huge undertaking!

In 2016, we delivered 53,567 meals to 403 individuals. This task was accomplished with the aid of more than 1,000 volunteers delivering meals on 27 routes around the county, day in and day out.

We are also in debt to the many individuals who contribute faithfully every year to the Rowan County United Way. We receive a large portion of our yearly budget from this amazing agency, which helps support our meals program and the costs of the day-to-day running of our organization.

Meals on Wheels of Rowan is one of 16 local human services agencies supported by the United Way. All the monies they raise for their member agencies stays local and helps people right here in our communities. Many of the human services available in Rowan County would falter without their support.

Your support of the United Way of Rowan enables them to support us and our sister agencies as we strive to help those who need our assistance throughout the year. We thank each and every one of you for your continued support and dedication to our mission! We couldn’t do our job without you!

— Connie Bassinger

Salisbury

Bassinger is president of the Meals on Wheels of Rowan Board of Directors.

Some ‘alternative’

Top adviser/counselor Kellyanne Conway is looking a bit haggard as she defends President Trump’s bare-faced lie about the size of the inauguration crowd. Looking like a puppet on a string, she was hired to shill for the Trump administration’s agendas, and that includes selling his outright lies to the American public and having us believe the president’s pronouncements as “alternative facts.” Just how stupid does she (and he) think we are?

I’m all for giving President Trump a chance to “make America great again,” but it shouldn’t include accepting lies and “alternative facts” as part of his agenda that is beginning to look more like “The world according to Donald Trump.”

— Herb Stark

Mooresville

Write: Letters to the Editor, Salisbury Post, P.O. Box 4639, Salisbury, NC 28145-4639.

Email: letters@salisburypost.com.

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