Wayne & Susan Burke (20367)
Pennsylvania State Directors
The International Rally in Rock Springs, Wyoming was a huge success. We had a total of eight coaches from the two chapters in Pennsylvania. These couples poured their hearts out with the Caring and Sharing booth. The booth was manned by at least two people all day and sometimes three and four people at a time. When you consider the different causes, there were really four separate organizations we were collecting for. We had the stuffed animals for the Police and EMS which there were 243 collected. Then there was the Diaper Bank, the Food Bank, and the no kill animal shelter. All of this kept our chapter members extremely busy during the entire rally. We averaged 2-3 golf cart loads of food – diapers – and dog and cat supplies going to the supply room every day!
The Newmar Klub members have always been known for their generosity, but this year, in the middle of high fuel prices and inflation nationwide, these 900 + Klub members just pulled out all the stops and made this the best year Caring & Sharing has ever had.
We set goals and the last day all the goals were shattered. For example, before we opened on Thursday morning, $900 was given to the Animal Shelter towards a 20 x 20 aluminum shelter. After we closed, over $400 was given to Linda and Sue and I to the Food Bank. People just could not stop giving.
The best estimates that Wanda Llewellyn came up with was for the Food Bank and Diaper Bank program was $7,982.95 in cash donations, and $7699 in food, diapers, and baby wipes. Almost 7,000 baby wipes, 4,989 diapers and approximately 547 jars, cans and boxes of baby food.
For the Red Desert Humane Society, 10 large garbage bags of towels and blankets, 30 lbs. of dog treats, 587 lbs. of dog and cat food, along with cleaning supplies. Along with this, there was $10,980 in cash donations.
Newmar Kountry Klub made a mark on Rock Springs, Wyoming that won’t soon be forgotten!
Again, Sue & I would like to say a Big Thank You to all those Pennsylvania Klub members who gave of their time to man the Caring & Sharing booth.
We hope to see you on the road somewhere and somehow! We can be reached at: Burke119@outlook.com, Cell: (570) 470-3631. Address: 119 Butternut Flats Beach Lake, PA 18405.