Directors Corner

Something from the Heart Campaign

Posted by on Jan 18, 2017 in Directors Corner | 0 comments

Something from the Heart Campaign

Dear Friends, Celebrate: to show happiness that something good or special has happened. Our Something from the Heart Campaign is a celebration of this community’s support of its neighbors. Due to your support of the Needs Council over the past 30 years, many good and special people’s lives have been blessed. People come to the Needs Council fearful, often in despair. Some need a little help with a winter utility bill. Others require more long term assistance with budgeting, counseling, or advice on leaving an abusive relationship. Still others require a ride to a medical appointment,...

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How we define “Community” …

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Directors Corner, Featured | 0 comments

How we define “Community” …

What truly defines “Community” may differ from varying perspectives, but I’d like to offer mine. Recently the Needs Council has witnessed “Community” in a profound way.  A man called to offer a travel trailer he and his wife had purchased several years ago with plans to see the country.  Well, life happened and they didn’t need it anymore.  He asked if we knew anyone who might make use of it.  We did, a mother who spends her days and nights caring for a disabled son who lives in a trailer that’s seen better days.  To go inside during and after a rainstorm is to enter a swamp.  Many patch...

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Love is like a Puzzle

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in Directors Corner | 0 comments

One of Steve Jobs’ quotes a few days before he died was, “Love is like a puzzle, hard to piece together, but beautiful when all the right pieces are put together.” I believe the Needs Council is an excellent example of that puzzle of love. This organization attempts to put some very intricate pieces together on a daily basis. Clients come to us with broken pieces. Staff and volunteers listen and guide them in mending the repairable and gathering new ones to replace the broken. We can give out resource guides, budgeting advice, checks for utility bills, vouchers for clothes etc., etc., but if...

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