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Respite Angels is a good cause

March 19, 2012
Estherville Daily News

To the Editor:

I moved to Estherville last summer. It has been one of the best moves of my life-what a welcoming and caring community. I looked up two of my old coworkers from Berkley's, Lucy Olesen and Kelly Schultz, and they told me about the non-profit organization Respite Angles that they were involved in and how they were dedicated to helping caregivers by giving them a much needed break from the daily tasks of caring for a loved one. They help people who have diabetes, heart issues, stroke, dementia and life changing illness. It didn't take me long to figure out that this was a great idea and the people they were helping were so appreciative of the service. I knew that this was something that I wanted to get involved with and it has become a great volunteer opportunity for me as well as a wonderful way to meet people in the community.

People helping people such a simple thing to accomplish as it takes many people to help, financial support and time to establish. Together this will be a success. I have been to a couple events at Rosewood Manor. I was really impressed with how they were stepping up to help with Respite Angles and how dedicated they were to helping others in this community.

The 24th is a soup lunch at the Masonic Temple. It is a group effort of volunteers the Girl Scouts and Kayla from Anytime Fitness many helping hands coming together to help caregivers in our community. Please join us for a bowl of soup, silent auction and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The media support from the Estherville Daily News and KILR radio has been fantastic. I look forward to receiving the newspaper and finding out what is happening in Estherville.

Thank you.

Wanda Palmer




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