To the Surry County chapter of the Cooperative Extension service, for providing local kids with opportunities to learn things they might not otherwise get to experience if it wasn’t for the Summer Explosion program.
Summer Explosion is geared toward youth, similar to 4-H, and just in the past few days has provided kids with the opportunity to have a daytime campout, a daytime pajama party, celebrate their art abilities and much more. Through these events, kids learned to experience new things and open their minds, all the while learning survival skills, cooking skills and more.
Having fun and learning at the same time are what Summer Explosion is all about.
To the United Fund of Surry for stepping up to the plate in a time of dire need for one local agency, as well as those in the community who are providing donations for the Shepherd’s House to make sure it has the funding needed to continue operating and providing a place for the homeless in our community to go.
The commitment by United Fund to match dollar for dollar up to $20,000 any donations given to the Shepherd’s House is beyond what the organization typically does for its clients, but its board saw the work and facility provided by Shepherd’s House as one providing a true service for those in need and decided to use funds it has set asides for emergencies such as this to keep its doors open.