Editor:

This letter is written to express our regret to the applicants who did not receive help on the Make a Difference Day — Minor Home Repair/Maintenance project.

Although we had more volunteers this year, we also had more applications. There have been more requests for repair work than when we began in October 2002.

The top portion of page two contains this statement: “Please list your three most important projects on the first page. Additional projects can be checked below and will be completed if volunteers and time is available. Thank you.”

Our caring committee and the compassionate volunteers did as many repairs and as much maintenance as possible on Oct. 22. There are some concerned volunteers who are still planning to assist the residents needing requested work.

Many grateful applicants called to thank us for what was done. A few applicants called to see if any assistance was still available.

Again, our sincere appreciation to the generous merchants, energetic volunteers and the gracious applicants who honor us by participating in this project.

We would like to give recognition to the distribution centers for the 2005 applications: Choctaw Nation, Department of Human Services, McAlester Regional Health Center, Parents Club, Shared Blessings and J.I. Stipe Recreation Center (Senior Citizens).

They did a tremendous job on passing out forms, collecting them and answering questions.

Make a Difference Day is a one-day event to impact something positive to a community — but making a difference should be a lifestyle.

Maureen Harrison

Coordinator and committee member

Make a Difference Day

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