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News Release  

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - November 5, 2009

Due to cuts in the state budget, funding for the Meals on Wheels and Wheatheart Nutrition Program have been lessened so that the program cannot run on Fridays.  This creates a hardship for many local communities, such as Blackwell, that serves 120 people daily.  Due to the fact that many of these people are shut-ins that rely on this daily meal, this group of people will go without a balanced meal three consecutive days.  In a commitment to provide for the people of our community that need assistance with meals several community groups such as the Chamber of Commerce and the Ministerial Alliance, have joined forces in an effort to raise funds to keep the Blackwell program open and serving the community on Fridays.  Donations to the program are critical.  Some donations have been made, however, the cost of feeding this number of people is $500.00 daily.  Donations are being taken by Vonda at the Wheatheart Nutrition Center and Mike Jeffers at the Chamber of Commerce.  Thank you in advance for your kindness and consideration in feeding those in our community that may not be able to feed themselves.

Wheatheart Nutrition Center (580) 363-2877
Chamber of Commerce (580) 363-4195

Emergency Management Office
221 W. Blackwell
Blackwell, OK 74631

Jim Inmon, Emergency Management Director
Denys Mayse, Assistant Code Enforcement

Administration:  580 363-0300
Fax:  580 363-0324


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