DuPont retirees continue giving back
The Florence DuPont Retirees' Club recently presented donations to local non-profit organizations during its annual holiday meeting held at Bazen's Restaurant on Dec. 16.
This year’s recipients were Lighthouse Ministries, House of Hope of the Pee Dee, Harvest Hope Food Bank of Florence, and Mercy Medicine Free Clinic. Their contributions to these four organizations totaled $3,200.
The club has been donating to local charities since 2011. In those nine years, the club has donated more than $27,000.
“We do not have any events or drives to solicit contributions,” said Club President Stephen Love in his remarks during the meeting. “We rely on our retirees reaching into their pockets 13 times a year at our monthly breakfast meetings and our annual banquet and business meetings.”
Love pointed out that this month the club held its 444th consecutive meeting, which marks 37 years without missing a monthly meeting.
“During that span, the club has lost 186 retirees and friends,” said Love, “but we keep pushing ahead in their memory and our pride in helping community residents.”
Love stated that club members do more than just contribute financially.
“We have a team of around 12 retirees who have built 31 ramps for handicap citizens,” he said.