On February 16, 2013, Hamburg Grange #2103 held a Chicken Pot Pie Supper to benefit the One Wish Foundation. The community came out in full force to support this great organization. After serving nearly 350 dinners, the Grange was able to make a $1000 donation to support their efforts.
As Hamburg Grange President Michael Adams states, “it all started with Dennis (Essig, a member of Hamburg Grange) bringing me a business card for this new group (the One Wish Foundation). After a presentation regarding their services at a meeting, the members were behind the One Wish Foundation. When Mr. Adams suggested them for the annual charity fundraiser, there was no question that the group would use the fundraiser to benefit them. Secretary Barbara Schroeder adds that the “outdoor aspect really appealed to our members, since many have connections to agriculture, hunting, or fishing.”
The One Wish foundation was founded in 2011 by Jarrod L. Renninger with the mission to provide “children with life-altering medical or social conditions the opportunity to experience a once in a lifetime outdoor adventure.” Trips have included fishing in the Florida Keys and a trip to Jimmy Houston’s ranch in Oklahoma. Renninger states that his ultimate goal is to build the One Wish Ranch. The One Wish Ranch would have the ability to provide families with year round access to a home away from home, rather than the limited time opportunities they provide to families now. More information can be found about the One Wish Foundation at www.onewishfoundation.org or on Facebook.
The Hamburg Grange is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, fraternal organization that, as part of the National Grange, advocates for rural America and agriculture. With focuses on grassroots activism, family values, and community service, the Grange seeks to benefit our community and the Nation. More information on Hamburg Grange can be found at http://www.grange.org/hamburgpa2103 or on Facebook.