The Rotary club of Temple, Texas is putting on a double fundraising project. It's kind of cool too. 1 club, 2 projects, supporting 2 non-profits, at 2 downtown Temple locations. Club members will simultaneously be hosting the First Friday in Downtown Temple on December 2.

"Fill The Truck"

What I think is fantastic is that the Rotary Club of Temple President, Jason Duckworth, let it be known that this initiative is to help alleviate low levels of food supplies at local food pantries. Supplying the suppliers. I love it!

How This Will Go Down

A decorated pick-up truck will be out in front of Corky's (also known as Tour Temple) on Friday, Dec 2 from  4pm - 8pm. Duckworth's goal is to fill the truck up with donated food items, canned goods, boxed goods, and other non-perishable items. Everything collected will be provided to the Temple Christian Outreach to stock their food pantry.

"Red Kettle" Campaign

The second project that will be happening on that day will be in support of the Red Kettle Campaign for the Salvation Army of Bell County. "Papa Elf" will be dressed up and ringing the bell from 4:45pm - 8pm in front of Fire Base Brewing. All proceeds will go to the local Salvation Army Center.

Duckworth says:

"There is a lot of need in our community, and our Rotary Club wanted to give the community an opportunity to support these two non-profits who help our neighbors in need."

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How You Can Support

If helping those in need is up your alley, take your donations downtown to the truck or the kettle, or to both of these locations on Dec. 2. Click here for more information and to learn how you can continue to be a part of such a great international network which pursues projects like these to make their communities better. Until the next episode.

K-Lew out!

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