We received donations over the past week and have delivered 5 baskets on Saturday. After the UPS Facebook story about LBFOL we have gotten several messages, emails and comments of support and encouragement on what we are doing. We also have received donations from other states and areas around us. Donations from Iowa; Arizona; Ohio; and Springfield, East Prairie and Sikeston, MO.
We are so thankful to all who are sending donations through PayPal, postal mail or just handing them to us. We pray blessings on all who are helping and supporting us. It amazes me how we have found so many supporters outside of our local area. Friends we have never met and family who only get to see us once a year or so. THANK YOU SO MUCH, ALL OF YOU!!!!!!
We were able to deliver a total of 10 baskets this past week. We have received thousands of comments, likes and shares from the LBFOL article that was put on the UPSers Web site and later reproduced on the UPS Facebook page. Thank you so much to Kelly for writing the articles. We have had some ask how they can help in other areas of the USA and received requests from some in need of baskets. We are working with some of them and helping direct those who are interested in helping others in their communities.
We are also working on a big fund raiser with two booths at the East Prairie Sweet Corn Festival on June 21 and 22. We have had several donate money, items to raffle and supplies needed to make the root beer floats and drinks for donations. A big thank you to Zena B., LaRae L., Diane H. and Felicia H. for their help in contacting companies and individuals for those donations. If you would like to help with items/supplies for this fund raiser, please contact us through messages, emails, the LBFOL Facebook page or our LBFOL Twitter account.
We have also had a large local factory send an email about their plan to donate items for the baskets, put them together at their location and help us deliver them. We will be working on more details for this in the next few weeks.
As you can see, we have a lot of things happening at LBFOL. We are looking forward to what is in store for us and meeting some of you along the way!
Onward and Upward is our goal!
Thank you in advance!