Thursday, September 24, 2020

Grocery Bag Distributions


The Friends of Wonder Valley has partnered with the 29 Palms Community Pantry & Outreach and Ministries Inc. to provide the community of Wonder Valley with bags of groceries in between USDA Food Distributions.

We were worried that people might be running out of food near the first of the month. We've had three drive through grocery distributions this fall, and plan to continue the program through the new year. 

This has been a drive-through event to protect the health of our residents and our volunteers.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Pandemic Certificate recognizes FOWV Board Members and Others

From our current MAC Rep, Steve Reyes:
"I want to recognize and thank certain individuals who have been instrumental in keeping Wonder Valley afloat during this trying times. I asked Mark Lundquist if there was a way San Bernardino County could accomplish this.  Without hesitation, Mark Lundquist recommended a Certificate of Recognition signed by Supervisor Rowe. 

"Teresa and Ken Sitz
Although the community center has been closed Ken and Teresa have worked tirelessly in organizing food distributions.  Feeding those less fortunate living in Wonder Valley. These food distributions are no small effort and would not take place if it were not for Ken and Teresa."

"Max and Olympia Rossi
Pastor Max and his wife Olympia have offered spiritual support to people living in Wonder Valley.  Living in a rural community offers its own challenges and the Rossi's continued their efforts regardless of the current environment.  Olympia learned of a fresh fruit and vegetable program and she quickly organized volunteers and distributed much need produce.

"John Bradford and Dylan Baudounie 
Special Districts and Road Maintenance - Our road grader has been doing an outstanding job in maintaining our roads and keeping traffic flowing. Traffic includes much needed services provided to the most fragile members the community. On many occasions, I have spoken to John Bradford and made special requests in regard to sign replacement and the grading of specific roads. On each and every occasion he has directly helped me and or directed me to the correct county entity.

"Randy Harrison (UPS)
Randy our beloved 'UPS Guy' never stopped his timely and much needed parcel deliveries.  His deliveries are a gamut of Amazon, medicine and food.  His service to Wonder Valley cannot be underestimated!  Randy knows all the roads in Wonder Valley and always delivers packages as close to peoples doors as possible.  Randy once told me 'I am just doing my job.' In these difficult times this cannot be further from the truth and his efforts are truly appreciated by all. "

Congratulations everyone!