While hosting the weekly Chamber Coffee Thursday, U.S. Cellular representative and 103.9 FM radio personality Tim McKenney presented a gift of $450 to the Care to Share cancer support group from the cell phone store located on S. National Avenue.
“We couldn’t think of anything that was more worthwhile than that,” McKenney said of the organization and their decision to give to them.
Throughout the year, the business has also given a donation of $25 to the Care to Share Sharing Bucket in the name of each week’s Fort Scott High School football player of the week.
Lavetta Simmons of Care to Share accepted the financial donation Thursday and expressed her appreciation to U.S. Cellular and other businesses and individuals that have supported the program.
“Our community has been so generous to Care to Share, the Sharing Bucket,” Simmons said. “So generous in giving so we can give to those in need.”
Care to Share provides support to members of the community impacted by cancer with financial or emotional support and even driving individuals to and from doctor appointments out of town.
“This is just another way of caring and sharing and we thank you all for doing it,” Simmons said of the U.S. Cellular gift and the player of the week donations, which she considers the future of their organization.