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Letter: Appreciative Foundation

To the Editor:

The Kelley Cares Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our friends, relatives, volunteers and sponsors who have continued to support Kelley Cares since our formation six years ago.

The recent rollout of our Kelley Cares Multi-Sensory Mobile, a vehicle with therapeutic equipment that provides a safe and inclusive environment for members of the special needs community to play in, is a testament to what's possible when the community comes together to serve the needs of all members of our city. We also want to thank the Mayor and members of City Council for their support and guidance of our efforts. Many thanks to all of our past sponsors with special thanks to Christine Garner, Everett Hellmuth of Passport Automotive Group and Jen Walker who give so generously to our programs. Also, the unending support of the staff of the Therapeutic Recreation Program, Jackie Person, Brenda Holloway and Jamie Aylor. Their support of this project and past projects including our Multi-Sensory Room at the Lee Center, our gift of a vehicle to the Therapeutic Rec, and our installation of a Project Lifesaver program have been invaluable. Project Lifesaver has been successful due to the many hours dedicated by Sheriff Dana Lawhorne and Chief Deputy Timothy Gleeson who were so receptive to the program.

We look forward to working on more projects in the years to come including our upcoming Kelley Cares 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 19 at 8 a.m. to support the Miracle League of Alexandria's efforts to build a Miracle Field at the Lee Center in Alexandria.

The Swanson Family

Alexandria