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2014-01-16

Last chance to donate venison

Judith Pannebaker

This is the last chance for deer hunters to donate the meat they do not want since deer hunting season ends on Jan. 19. They can take their field dressed deer to Rhodes Bros Taxidermy & Game Processing at 2391-A Junction Hwy. in Kerrville and tell Rhodes the meat is for Bandera County Helping Hand. They can pay the processing fee of $35 for a buck or $30 for a doe, if they like. If they do not wish to pay, Rhodes will still call us when the meat is processed and we will pay the fee when we pick up the meat. We are low on meat and venison is always welcome.
At the last minute, we received a large Salvation Army Red Kettle donation. Many thanks to our anonymous friend! Our countywide total is $11,951.50.
We need space heaters, as well as warm clothes, blankets, coats, and socks. After feeding so many for the holidays, we are low on all food items.
• An older man was robbed of his debit card and was short on funds. He needed help paying his electric bill. We kept his power on.
• A young single mom moved here to be near her family. She is attending school and has found a place to stay but she needed help. We provided food, clothes for her kiddos and a couch.
• A young man lost his job just before the holiday and is looking for another. We helped with his electric bill and gave him groceries.
• A couple has a new baby. Hubby works but was not paid the last two weeks. We kept their electricity flowing.
• An older woman lives alone and has physical limitations. We kept her water on and gave her some clothing.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to Helping Hand or shop at our Thrift Store, come to 1116 12th Street in Bandera or mail to PO Box 1092, Bandera, TX 78003.
For more information call Helping Hand at 830-796-8300 or visit our website at www.banderacountyhelpinghand.com.