To the editor:
Upper Des Moines Opportunity would like to express our appreciation to all those who were involved in this year's Back to School Bash and the National Night Out event. This year's event was held on Aug. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Corpus Christi parking lot. Our sincere thanks goes out to Holy Trinity Parish for providing the venue as well as their Youth Group's help with hauling back packs from Hy-Vee and school supplies from our office, to the Douglas Dreamers 4-H Club for their help with shopping for school supplies, packing the backpacks, and distribution of the backpacks, agency providers who sponsored activities and prizes for the children during the National Night Out event and to the volunteers for their assistance with the preparations for and support during the event. Finally, we would like to also express our appreciation to the Crossroads Mall, Three Eagles Communications, area businesses, agencies, Churches and the community who donated supplies as well as financial support toward the event. Because of such strong participation, UDMO was able to supply over 700 back packs to children in the area for the new school year.
UDMO is dedicated to building partnerships, empowering people and alleviating the conditions and causes of poverty. Enabling families to acquire basic school supplies for their children is only one small way that we did this and the staff at UDMO appreciates everyone's support.
Upper Des Moines