Donations Still Welcome in Effort to Brighten Christmas for Local Elderly

The response to a drive to gather gifts for local elderly has been good with today as the last main day to contribute. While donations will be accepted and appreciated next week, the organizers of the effort are hoping to begin organizing donations today so they are ready for delivery next week. “We could still use personal hygiene items, slippers, socks, and any foods that have shelf life and can be prepared easily or are ready to eat,” shares coordinator Tiffany Henline. “We also need more reusable grocery bags.” Tiffany has been part of this effort since the beginning and says that all involved are there simply because they love the elderly and want them to feel important and loved. The recipients of Meals on Wheels in Uintah County will each receive a gift bag custom made to their needs. Donations can be dropped off today at the New Star Real Estate Office or the Golden Age Community Center in Vernal.

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.