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Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Day of Caring benefits community On behalf of the Alzheimer's Association-Montana Chapter, I would like to thank the people who volunteered for the United Way's "Day of Caring" and scraped and painted the house in which our office is located at 3010 11th Ave. N.

Three businesses were represented: Western Area Power Administration, Stockman Bank West and Lowe's. The management of these businesses allowed the following employees to spend the afternoon making our office more presentable: Cheryl Jones, C.J. Armstrong, Dirk Shurland, Bob Riehl, Steve Sanders, Nikka Siegel, Kayti Cannon and Bob Jones; Wendy Beauregard and Sandy Lightfield; and David Barnett, Tony O'Donnell and Candice Brown.

Also, none of this would have occurred without Debbie West of the United Way and the countless people behind the scenes, who spearheaded this event. Thank you for the incredible day you put together.

For me, personally, the Day of Caring was very inspirational and a day of healing in light of the tragic events that brought us together. I was reminded of community "barn raisings" which took place in days gone by, after families were struck by disaster. It is this human spirit of kindness, compassion and coming together that ultimately defeats the darkness.

Please feel free to drive by and see what all these wonderful people did for us!

Carrie Hannah and the board of the Alzeimer's Association-Montana Chapter Billings

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