Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


June 22, 2013

Words of thanks

ASHLAND — I commend the people who work at the Ironton Fresenius Dialysis Unit. I have been going there three times a week for a year now, and the workers do everything they can to help us feel comfortable in every way.

No one likes to come here three times aweek, but it is not so bad when you are around people who are good to you and can care for you. The friendship and good work of those who work at the dialysus center is appreciated.

Iris A. Cordle, Waterloo, Ohio


I thank those who supported the second annual Harley for the Homeless Benefit Motorcycle Rise and Hot-Rod for the homeless Car Show.

Because of the commitment of volunteers, we raised $3,000 in funds and an equal amount in door prizes and other in-kind goods.  We registered 45 bikers and 12 hot rods for our car show. We also had the help of 23 volunteers and 12 celebrity servers this year. Wow! The Shelter of Hope could not count this year as a success without this support. We thank them.

All proceeds will help us continue to support the homeless families in Boyd and Greenup counties.

We invite people to become a friend on our Facebook page to help keep you up to date with information about all of our upcoming events and other ways the can help us help homeless families.

Candy Goldie, VISTA Public Relations,Coordinator, Shelter of Hope


 On Friday, June 14, I stopped by at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Ashland and met Debbie. She was so helpful in locating the graves of my great-grandparents Walter and Emma Johnson. She also helped me find more relatives.

I never expected her to show me exactly where they were buried. She went above and beyond expectations. I thank her very much for making my day a great one.

Roy Williams, Columbus, Ohio

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