By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Deloris Jones made her rounds of public gatherings this week to ask for donations of non-perishable food items for the Haitian relief effort. Tuesday night, she appeared at the School Board meeting, and in the midst of the swirling bus stop controversy, handed out flyers promoting the Oct. 7 event at the Madison Courthouse. She appeared again the following morning at the County Commission Meeting with more flyers.
On Oct. 7, beginning at 1 p.m. on the Courthouse lawn, Jones’s group will be on hand to receive donated boxes of Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix, instant cup of noodles soup, powdered juice, powdered milk and oatmeal, and packs of Ramen Noodle Soup.
Haiti is still recovering from the aftershocks of the January 2010 earthquake that caused so much devastation, said Jones, but “it could be you. You don’t know it, but you are blessed. You have never been hungry, I have never been hungry.”
Since her family doesn’t want her traveling to Haiti herself to work with the mission, she does what she can here to gather the needed relief supplies.
For more information about the mission project, contact Jones at (850) 973-2823, or Sister Ruth Anderson at (850) 973-4681.