Packet Thank You Letters for May 9

For prompt help

We wish to express our thanks and gratitude to the men and women of the emergency squad of the Hilton Head Fire and Rescue Division at Hilton Head Plantation and to let everyone know of their kindness, promptness and willingness to be of help when called upon.

They will go beyond their call of duty to give you all the assistance and care you need. Again, our heartfelt thanks and gratitude for your prompt care and assistance.

Lucille and Frank Pope

Hilton Head Island

To Shore Notes

On behalf of The Children's Center's board of trustees, staff and families, we wish to thank the Shore Notes for their support of our children.

Sponsoring musical equipment and a program was a very exciting enhancement to our day and very appreciated. We will enjoy using the unexpected gift toward a fun and educational program at both the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton sites.

We loved that Shore Notes featured our center in their program. It was such a privilege. Their thoughtful donation is evidence of their trust in our organization. Their investment gives our children an opportunity for music appreciation.

Jan Smith, executive director

The Children's Center

Hilton Head Island

For auction success

The Palmetto Animal League's recent "BID for PAL" online auction was a huge success, raising almost $38,000, which will be used to support PAL's ongoing operations at its adoption center in the Riverwalk Business Park.

We are very grateful for the community's enthusiastic support for this fundraising event, evidenced by the 380 registered bidders who participated and the 450 donated items we received during the active bidding period April 8-11.

The success of the auction would not have been possible without the creativity and hard work of Polly Sten, Wendy Schlegel and Pam Dyer, co-chairwomen of the event, and the volunteers who canvassed the community for auction items.

Our sincere thanks to all of the auction participants -- donors, volunteers and bidders.

Joe Baker, chairman

Palmetto Animal League


For treating troops

Treat the Troops would like to thank the many people who helped us during the Heritage golf tournament with our fundraising for shipping homemade cookies to our deployed troops.

The Sunset Rotary allowed us to set up our table at the corner of the 19th Hole. Its assistance in delivery and storage of our supplies was very much appreciated.

Thanks to all the Heritage fans who donated graciously and generously in support of our cause and took the extra time to write a letter to a soldier.

Jack Wilson provided Treat the Troops the opportunity to meet some of our wounded warriors. It was such a honor to say thank you in person for their service and sacrifice. Receiving hugs was a bonus.

Thanks also to all the "Crumbs" who faithfully bake every month. Their extra baking effort for the Heritage will bring future smiles.

Thank you to our troops for their service to our country and making the U.S. the best in the world. They make us proud.

Hope to see you again next year at the Heritage. To learn more, go to

Linda Bemister

Treat the Troops


To hospital staff

A heartfelt and humble thank you goes out to the wonderful staff at our own Hilton Head Hospital.

There are too many to name all personally, but to Dr. Robert L. Soares Jr. and Dr. Thomas Rzeczychi, surgical specialists, and Dr. Gwozdz, go special thanks. Their expertise saved my life.

Dr. Soares took quick, decisive action to remove a life-threatening blockage of colon cancer and the affected areas. I've never felt better. My joy is full, realizing that he got it, even at stage 2. Test results came back negative. May God bless him always, and the wonderful staff at our own Hilton Head Hospital. This cancer survivor will be singing their praises, along with God's for his miracle saving grace, reaching to me through blessed hands.

Another particular thank you goes to my own precious children, who surrounded me during those six days, buoying me up, and also to nurse Chantal DeBreceny for teaching me to dance down the hallways in spite of this dire diagnosis of colon cancer.

Also, to all the angels I met along the way, your prayers and mine have been answered. My dream is to see my grandchildren's children and to write a book about the miracles I've experienced, throughout my life, as taught by my blessed parents.

Nancy L. Yoder

Hilton Head Island