Gold Country Community Services currently receives State and Federal funding to provide meals for 105 homebound seniors per day and rely on contributions from individuals, businesses and organizations to meet the need of our community.
In the past, local funding has allowed us to serve between 140 – 150 seniors; unfortunately donations have declined, costs have risen, and for the first time ever we are putting eligible seniors on a waiting list to receive our support. Currently, there are 38 seniors on our waiting list. Imagine being over 80 years old, physically frail and homebound without family or paid support.
These are the typical characteristics of the seniors waiting to receive Meals on Wheels. In addition, they typically have a fixed income which is dedicated to housing and medical expenses. These are the individuals we are seeking help for through our “Adopt a Senior” program. Contributions of any size make a difference because every dollar provides more than just a meal.
It also provides the comfort of knowing someone is watching out for our homebound seniors. If you can’t help with a donation, maybe you would consider volunteering as a delivery driver. Every little bit helps. Call GCCS at 273-4961 and ask for Sandy “Jake” Jacobson to receive more information about the Adopt a Senior Program.
“The Koch brothers’ political operation has increasingly come to resemble its own political party — and later this month in San Diego, it will hold what amounts to its most ambitious convention to date,” Politico is reporting.
“Many of the dozens of rich conservative invitees are expected to write huge checks to a pool of cash distributed among Koch-approved groups, potentially boosting the Kochs’ 2012 spending plan beyond their historic $395 million goal. And it’s also a chance for the Kochs to show off their increasingly robust political machine, including a growing voter database project called Themis that played a major role in conservatives’ recent efforts in Wisconsin and in which POLITICO has learned Koch operatives have discussed investing $20 million.
“It’s part of an ambitious expansion of the billionaire brothers’ political operation that includes the recruitment of new donors and fundraisers into their network by a development team led by summit emcee Kevin Gentry, and their recent hiring of in-house political operative Marc Short to oversee the spending of funds raised at the summits.
“The expansion is also reflected in Charles and David Kochs’ bid to take over the libertarian Cato Institute as well as their operations steering cash to groups that aren’t commonly thought of as Koch affiliated. The 60 Plus Association, American Energy Alliance, American Future Fund, Americans for Limited Government and National Right to Life have all received funds through the Koch donor network.”
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