Sunday, October 8, 2006

Volunteers thanked for work with homeless families

Oct. 8, 2006
By TOMIE LUNSFORD
Telegram Staff Writer

Family Promise could not find homes for area homeless families without the help of the Temple community.
That's the message Director Rick Miller-Chaney shared during the non-profit agency's first volunteer appreciation banquet on Wednesday night, Oct. 4, at the Mayborn Convention Center.
'We couldn't do what we do without you,' Miller-Chaney said that evening to the crowd of about 200. 'It's because of you that we have been able to do so much.'
It was an evening of thanks for everyone involved in the program: the agency's donors, directors, partner churches and volunteers.
Alta Kemp of Temple was the volunteer who was recognized individually. The others were honored in groups.

Sunday, October 1, 2006

Woman thanks family whose loved one brought her life

Oct. 1, 2006
By TOMIE LUNSFORD
Telegram Staff Writer

'You don't look like an old lady anymore. You're not all bumpy and purple.'
Not everyone would appreciate a compliment like this, but Kimberly Sommers of Temple does. She's a heart transplant survivor, and her young cousin's simple, blunt observation tells it like it is.
'I'm better now,' Mrs. Sommers said. 'I'm not sick all the time. I have energy. And that's something completely new to me.'