Your daily Letter to the Columnist — Feb. 7, 2013
Note from Dan: The LOA’s Soup for Seniors collection drive ends this week. For more info on donating, click here.
Hello Mr. Casey -
I love your column in the paper. I still kick it old school and read the print version of The Roanoke Times every day – sometimes to start my day, sometimes to end it, but I always have to have my news fix.
I always really enjoy your insights and comments on the state of things in and around where we live here in the Roanoke Valley. I want to say I especially appreciate how you support the Soup for Seniors project.
I teach at Read Mountain Middle School, and for the past two years we have challenged our students to participate. Last year we collected over 400 cans for the project. For this year’s project, as of today, we have collected 783. Our goal is over 1,000 cans, and we hope to reach that tomorrow, on our final collection day.
I ran off your article for all the teachers to read to their homerooms, and our Rachel’s Challenge Club here at the school has kept on top of motivating the kids. One homeroom alone brought in 100 cans!
It is wonderful to see our young ones reach out to support our older members of the community, and I wanted to thank you for your help with this!