James McBryant spoke to our club in September.  James is the Administrator at Cypress Manor.  He informed us of their mission, recent activity, and some needs they have.  The presentation spurred our Human & Community Development Committee to have a follow up meeting and find out specifically how Rotary could help.

There were a variety of ways for our club to become involved, and we will explore more of those as time goes on.  During October & November our goal was to collect personal hygiene items and toiletries to help support the residents.  Residents of Cypress Manor are typically homeless, and in a transition period to living independently again.

Our collection ended today.  Roxanne Simmons and Jim Phillips, both of whom spear headed this effort, are shown just before taking the collection to Cypress Manor.  Thank you to all our members who contributed to this effort.

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