Street Rodders aid homeless shelter project
By Hank Lohmeyer
Published Thursday, October 29, 2015 10:00 am
Photo by Hank Lohmeyer Members of the Delta Street Rodders car club met with the board of directors of Abraham Connection for presentation of $1,000 by the club for the emergency shelter that's nearing completion. At center of photo, club president Sam V
The beautiful and impressive displays of automotive masterwork staged by the Delta Street Rodders car club at Deltarado Days are providing a real benefit to the community.
Members of the club presented a donation of $1,000 to the board of the Abraham Connection last week.
The money is for the Abraham Connection's emergency shelter which is nearing completion. The shelter will provide emergency overnight shelter, hot meals and other services for those in need of assistance.
The donation comes at an especially important time for the shelter project, as Abraham Connection board member Bert Sibley noted. "We are struggling at the moment to raise needed funds to pay for completing the building and to raise additional operating funds for the coming winter."
Board members had hoped to open the 2015-16 season at the new shelter on Nov. 1, but plans have changed. For the first few weeks, the group will be back at Delta United Methodist Church.
The Delta Street Rodders car club staged its annual car show this year on the grassy venue of Confluence Park where it has traditionally been held. For some seven or eight years, club members told the DCI, they have been making donations to various community organizations with funds left over from the car show after all of their expenses were paid. Proceeds for last week's donation came from the 2015 show.
The club displayed its community involvement and generosity earlier in the spring when members helped Abraham Connection with a $300 check presentation from the 2014 car show.