Even in the doldrums of the summer, 700 generous donors in the Cool, Green Bag Brigade provided almost 13,000 pounds of food and toiletries on Saturday. Thanks go to the 47 drivers and their assistants, plus the 27 volunteers who unloaded and sorted the food at the pantries. This month I would like to recognize all of the drivers, who are listed below.
An extra big thank you goes to Bob Park who organized the Shouse Village Swim Team to collect 300 pounds of food for A Simple Gesture. You can see a great article about it in the Reston Connection at:
These are the 47 wonderful drivers who drove this week:
John and Christina Duffy
Winslow and Brad Wacker
Tom and Jody Wolfe
GET A REMINDER TEXT MESSAGE FOR THE NEXT PICK-UP
A Simple Gesture can send you a text message the day before and you can reply to let us know if you will not be able to place a bag out. To enroll, just reply to this email and send us your cellphone number. It’s okay to skip a pickup, but each household that doesn’t let us know in advance impacts our volunteer drivers’ efforts.
Please remember, the next pick-up is on Saturday October 6.
Your generosity was demonstrated on Saturday with the bags overflowing with food and supplies. Keep up the great work!