Dear Editor

The Association for Midwest Disadvantaged Youth, Inc. (AMDY) —Camp Brim Shire, wish to thank the following donors who care about our communities disabled youth, veterans, seniors, and area community agencies we serve by their kind donations to our local, special need, Children Need Building —ADA Therapy Pool complex initiative. We are proud and appreciate everyone who gave to help us serve others in your name. We want to thank the following on behalf of the thousands we serve, at no cost to them, and hopefully encourage others to help us reach the final $45,000 needed for this unique $155,000 initiative.

Businesses: St. James Chamber of Commerce, Walmart Distribution Center #6069, Jones Funeral Home, St. James Lions, St. James Kiwanis, Mitchell Clinic, St. James VFW Auxillary, Phelps County Bank, Maries County Bank, Scott’s Printing Co., Cuba Knights of Columbus, Three Rivers Publishing Co., Investment Reality, VFW Auxiliary of Rolla, Choices for People, Forum Dental Clinic, Hartley Heating and Air, Rolla Kiwanis Breakfast Club, Verizon, Phelps County Board for Developmentally Disabled, Matt’s Steak house, Intercounty Electric, Walmart Foundation,.

Major Private Donations: Priest family, Highfill family, Mussig family, Jontz family, Woessner family, Pohlmann family, Hashagen family, Kimerle family, and an additional 35 kind, caring and generous private individual donations.

Our community businesses and private citizens are reaching out to support our volunteer foundation as evidenced by their kind and outstanding donations. There are businesses and citizens who care and recognize the importance and need for our continuing support of our blind, deaf, mentally, physically, developmentally disabled, traumatic brain injured who live in our community. These are our people from our homes. Proclamations from the Phelps County Council, St. James City Council, and the endoresement of the St. James Veterans Home attest to the increasing need for our facilities and programs. We invite you to join with the above special donors with your IRS tax deductible donation and support this important ADA therapy pool with an ADA wheel chair access ramp for our communities’ special need residents.

For a visit to our Camp Brim Shire campus, or more information, please call us at 573-699-4351 to make your donation to AMDY, P.P Box 423, St. James, MO. 65559.

AMDY Foundation is a Missouri not-for-profit, all volunteer, IRS 501c3 charitable foundation relying on donations. We receive no local, state, or federal funding. We receive no United Way, Medicare or Medicaid funding as we are free to all disabled groups and agencies, veterans and seniors residing in local nursing homes.

Thank you,

Richard W. Hashagen, MS. ED.C