By Conrad Dudderar
Players competed for bragging rights – and had a whole lot of fun – in a popular Friday benefit.
Compassionate Hands of Yukon hosted their beloved Fall Card Party on Oct. 20 at Town & Country Christian Church, 2200 S Cornwell.
The event featured card and table games, lunch and door prizes. The event raised funds for Compassionate Hands, which provides transportation services and rental/utility assistance at 119 S 6th.
This was the first card party since Compassionate Hands merged with Yukon Sharing to form Compassionate Sharing, with the mission “Building Stronger Communities Together.”
Yukon Sharing provides food and clothing pantries at 4 N 6th.
Donna Yarbrough, Compassionate Hands’ program director, was assisted by Compassionate Sharing board members who served as volunteers for the Oct. 20th card party benefit.
“We’re so happy about the merger and being able to express it at our fundraiser,” Yarbrough said. “Thanks to all who participated, both our players and sponsors especially.
“We’re looking forward to the next one!”
Compassionate Hands operates the Care-A-Van program, which transports seniors and those with disabilities to medical appointments and some personal errands.
The non-profit ministry helps with critical needs of people living in the Yukon community.
For more information, email compassionatehandsyukon.com.
The newly merged Compassionate Sharing organization is combining the efforts and resources of Compassionate Hands and Yukon Sharing to achieve a shared goal of providing “safety net” for vulnerable residents.
“This merger is the culmination of years of hard work and a deep commitment to helping those in need,” Compassionate Sharing President Betty Corn said.
The merger of the two downtown Yukon helping agencies has been in the works for several years.