Gifts for families is focus of "Heart of the Holidays"
Dee Dannewitz Wallace KG4VMI came to Virginia from a southeastern Nebraska farming community. She spent her early years being mentored in business, and obtained sponsorship for much traveling in education, for 4-H, and mission trips with the church & others. She received great education at LIFE Bible College and Virginia Tech, and has background in finance, accounting, sales and management. She has always enjoyed spending time outdoors and working with various community groups. After college, Dee moved to Floyd with her son, Christian, to get back to “farm living” and for a closer association with David and Gaynell and LCF Group activities.
In 2007, Dee married her long-time friend, Greg Wallace, who is a native of Floyd County, Virginia. They have their home at “Oak Hill Farm” in Floyd, where they spend free time watching the wildlife and grass grow, and sharpen their artistic and culinary skills. Greg photographs many of the historical buildings and breathtaking sceneries throughout the County.
Since many in the local community are struggling to make ends meet, these items can make a big difference this holiday season, thay added. In fact, the food donations alone were one of the largest ever received by the Friends & Food program in Floyd.
Randy McDaniel, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church and administrator of the Friends and Food program, said, "We're so thankful for Chantilly Farm and the tremendous effort they made on their recent food drive. At a time when we've seen record levels of need in the community, it's so encouraging to see organizations like this stepping forward to help fill the need. Out Friends and Food program recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, and I must say, this is one of the largest donations of food we've ever received."
A variety of new clothing was collected during the charity drive, and it was donated to the United Way of the New River Valley. The organization serves the counties of Floyd and Montgomery, as well as the city of Radford. UW's Stephanie Roberts commented, "It is through the generosity and community support of donors like Chantilly Farm that we are able to provide services and support which are vital to improving the quality of life for our neighbors in need. Christmas is an especially important time for the families we serve."
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