– An EMERGENCY Message from Marjorie Vaneskahian Burr, ACO CEO –

Dear ACO Friends and Supporters,

I’ve never written a message this critical…

We have neighbors that are in the fight of their lives. Not necessary a fight with their health, but overall survival of their family. They don’t know when their next paycheck will come- or if it will. They don’t know how they will pay the bills, buy groceries, and manage day to day.

These are the neighbors that ACO was created to help. These are the families that need ACO most. And I am fearful that ACO may not be able to provide their most basic need- FOOD! Our stock of food is the lowest I’ve seen.

Our staff is working overtime to fill the volunteer positions while we have suspended our volunteer help for the safety and social distancing needed. We have transitioned to 100% focus on emergency services. But I am not sure how we will continue…

Please join hands with ME and with ACO as we work together through this temporary crisis and take care of our extended family- our neighbors and friends! CAN YOU HELP?

1. See the information below for our upcoming emergency food drive on Saturday, March 21st. Bring whatever you can share.

2. Share our needs with your email contacts, your social media connections and your neighbors and co-workers.

3. Donate financially whatever you can spare. Do so by going to https://www.acocares.org/general_donations/.

PLEASE dig deep in your pockets and on the shelves at the grocery store. Donate what you can.

The March 23-31, the donation processing drop off on Butler Drive will be closed to household donations. But food will continue to be accepted during that time at the ACO Food Pantry, 801 E. Main Street.

I am confident that this is a short term crisis, but a crisis no doubt. I hope that our community will embrace each other, and join hands with ACO! I am grateful for your support.

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