On Tuesday January 10, 2017, the Rim Country Senior-Community Center (RCSC) was presented with a generous check in the amount of $3,000 from H.O.S.T (Heber Overgaard Service Team). H.O.S.T Board President Jim Cherry was accompanied at the presentation by some of his volunteers that included his wife Sylvia Cherry, Maxine Farley, Robert E. Lee, Linda Fernley, May Hochstatter, Debbie Hersey, and Leonard Kaiser. May Hochstatter not only volunteers at H.O.S.T., but is also a dedicated volunteer at the RCSC!
This donation came at a great time as winter is slow up here in Rim Country and makes it tough to make ends meet. The RCSC has ongoing costs regardless of the season providing food for the Meals on Wheels recipients and others who rely on the nourishing and affordable meals. H.O.S.T. is a generous group of volunteers who operate their thrift store in Heber on Highway 260. The organization was the first thrift store in the area and has continued to be there for the community since inception.
H.O.S.T. President Jim Cherry stated, “We’re doing excellent so we wanted to help others in the community.” Their hours are Friday and Saturday 8am to 2pm. Many people drop off their donations during the off days. Cherry did make a request…he asked that people not leave old heavy televisions, mattresses and broken down furniture, as this is a hardship for the group. They in turn, have to lug it to the Compactor and pay the dump fees. These folks are young at heart but not in the flesh. Please take it to the dump and pay the fee yourself – don’t take advantage of the good hearted volunteers. They would be there for you, please be there for them?
According to RCSC Board President Martin Plute, “We appreciate the generosity of H.O.S.T. and for the years of dedication they’ve given and continue to give to Heber-Overgaard.”