Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Reader sends anonymous donation to aid homeless

It's always encouraging to hear about readers being inspired by our Young Achievers to take action.

Recently, I had the opportunity to write a story on sisters Kelli and Micah Fagala. The girls were on a mission to provide aid to the homeless at the Union County Community Shelter. It is still their hope to raise $125,000 to build a separate housing facility for the shelter. Right now, they have exceeded their yearly goal of $25,000 with the help of readers.

Following their story, John Fagala, their father, informed me that an anonymous donation was made to the shelter for $2,500 in the girls' honor. "No idea who the people are, just that they are from Charlotte," John said.

As a reporter, I want to thank those who sent the anonymous donation to the Union County Shelter and I also want to encourage each of you to get involved in the community. You don't have to chip in a dime if you don't have it, just find a volunteer outlet and lend a helping hand to someone in need.

Join the sisters on their next endeavor:
What: Move for Hunger
Date: Feb. 4
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Union Square Harris Teeter, 1817 Dickerson Blvd., Monroe.
Benefiting organizations: Union County Community Shelter, Benton Heights Presbyterian Pantry, Lee Park Baptist Pantry and Hopewell Baptist Pantry.

How to donate:
Union County Community Shelter
311 E. Jefferson St.
Monroe, N.C., 28112
Contact Kathy Bragg at, or call the shelter.

Photo by Robert Lahser -


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