The Bryan Times,

Central Shares wants to thank the Central Local community for its continuing support. Two families in the Central Local School District experienced house fires on January 12, 2019. One family lived on the Williams County line and the other on Buckskin Road. Within hours of the fire a neighbor contacted Central Shares wondering how to help the families.

The Fairview Schools graciously let the community know that donations could be sent to the high school guidance counselor. The Central Local community responded generously and quickly. More than $2,000 was donated and has been distributed through Central Shares to the two families that experienced fires on Jan. 12. Central Shares has been aiding families in the Central Local School District for more than 20 years and is now a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to help families in the Central Local School District meet basic needs. Central Shares especially strives to make life better for the children in these families.

The Central Local community had just given generously to Central Shares so that 81 families with 353 individuals could receive extra help during the Christmas season. Central Shares is very grateful to be part of such a caring, generous community. Thank you for helping to make life better for your neighbors in the Central Local School District.

Betty Penner

Defiance

* (Penner is President of Central Shares)

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