Thanks to all our partners for helping bring a little Christmas cheer to the seniors in Wapello County that enrolled in Sieda’s Silver Bells Program. The care packages provided food and gifts to make this Christmas a little easier.

On December 8th Sieda began handing out bags at the Ottumwa Resource Center for pre-qualified low-income senior households. With help from John Deere, First United Methodist Church, Principal Financial Group, Southern Iowa Electric Cooperative, Willard Street Methodist Church and individual donors we were able to purchase and bag a variety of food items. Items in the bags included a ham, canned vegetables and fruit, broth, a package of rolls, brown sugar, noodles, Jell-O, potatoes, and dish soap. Principal Financial Group of Ottumwa came to pack the bags a few days before. In a shocking 50 minutes, they were able to fill food bags for 195 senior households. Thanks for your hard work.

Silver Bells this year would not have been complete without the Christmas gifts that The First United Methodist Church brought for the seniors. Those at their church bought and bagged gifts for 85 men and 131 women. Those 217 gift bags were full of items to help add a little warmth this winter.

Sieda would like to thank again all those who donated their time, funding, and work to help make the Silver Bells Program successful. Your efforts help make a very happy holiday for these households in our community!