Sunday, October 28, 2012
Fundraiser in Quartzsite
Quartzsite, AZ is a town of many faces. One face is that of people who need help to feed themselves. Some semi homeless individuals come to the desert each year because they can camp in the desert and get by with little or no shelter. Other folks with very limited financial means come in their vans, trailers, etc and camp in the desert. They have shelter but very little money for food, etc. The people of Quartzsite (both permanent and transient) have organized a food bank, a feeding cafeteria, and other types of programs to care for those needing help. Funds are raised by means of spaghetti suppers. It's amazing to see hundreds of folks coming to a spaghetti supper, and each person donates $5.00 to the food fund. While folks eat, a live band plays in the background and tables are waited on by volunteers and scouts. These waiters do a great job of taking orders, distributing plates, drinks, salads, and deserts for their assigned tables.