The Saline Courier Weekend


- Dear Editor,

During my time working for The Saline Courier, I had the wonderful privilege of writing about many non-profit organizati­ons in Saline County.

Through that, I learned about the amazing generosity of this community. I thought I truly understood.

Then I left to pursue my dream of working for a nonprofit and I have been blown away by just how wonderful the people of the community truly are.

The organizati­on I work for now, Cooper-anthony Mercy Child Advocacy Center, just completed its Christmas program, Miracle on Mcauley Court. CAMCAC provided Christmas for children that have been seen at the center in the last year in the most need, along with their families.

When I shared with people in our community about the program, many people and organizati­ons leapt to help through donations or adopting our families.

When I was first given the task to get as many of the families covered as possible, I was not sure I could.

Honestly, I should have known better.

Since starting at CAMCAC in March, this community has truly shown up every time there has been a need for these children.

The assistance for our annual Children Healing from Abuse with Maximum Potential, C.H.A.M.P. Camp, during the summer really should have demonstrat­ed to me what this community can do.

The support these projects received have truly restored my faith in humanity. When people hear it’s for the children, they often do not even need to hear more. They immediatel­y want to help.

Thank you, Saline County. You have been wonderful.

I am looking forward to a new year and more local support as CAMCAC works to make a difference in the lives of these children.

Elisha Morrison Haskell

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