The 2018 Harmony Community Chest Drive has been completed. Even without the door-to-door solicitations, we raised $5,725 in mailed-in donations. This is down from the $6,200 raised in 2017. Proceeds from the drive are given to local and regional organizations and charities. The disbursement of funds was as follows, plus expenses:
Harmony Public Library, $500; Harmony Ambulance, $2,100; Harmony Girl Scouts, $150; Harmony Boy Scouts, $150; Fillmore Central Dollars for Scholars, $200; Fillmore County DAC, $200; Maple Leaf Services, $250; Fillmore Salvation Army, $500; American Red Cross, $500; ARC, $200; Courage Center, $200; ACT on Alzheimer’s, $150; Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, $200; Multiple Sclerosis Society, $200.
Organizers gratefully thank the city and Community Chest members for assisting with the mailing and Harmony residents and businesses for their continued financial support.
Officers of the Community Chest are Carroll Armstrong, chairman; Carol Rhodes, secretary; and Kay Himlie, treasurer. Board members include Gerri Ehler, Pam Hoppe, Bonnie Bakken, Renee Reicks, Phil Burkholder, Renee Olson and Muriel Gunderson.