RealTruck Match Generates $25,000+ in Funds for Saline Area Social Service
The fundraiser generated funds to support SASS’s mission to provide food, household essentials, and emergency aid to those in need in Saline, including over 120 senior citizens.
SALINE, Michigan, Friday, March 24, 2023 – Thanks to the community and RealTruck, over $25,000 was raised during the RealTruck Match for Saline Area Social Service (SASS). The fundraiser, which ran from February 17th through March 3rd, invited the community to make monetary donations to support the ongoing mission at SASS. To encourage community giving, RealTruck pledged a 100% match for the first $10,000 raised, allowing donors to double the impact of their gifts.
Throughout the fundraiser, SASS highlighted services the organization provides to over 120 seniors in Saline, including weekly grocery delivery to homebound individuals, prescription co-pays, emergency assistance for rent, utilities or car repair, household essentials, pet food, toiletries, and more. SASS was able to provide food for over 12,000 meals to homebound seniors and helped with almost 800 prescription co-pays in 2022.
“RealTruck’s exceptional commitment to supporting our neighbors in needis truly remarkable,” says Jamail Aikens, SASS Executive Director. “We are grateful beyond words.”
The older adults served by SASS living on fixed incomes face challenges due to the increasing costs of food, gas, and housing. A third of SASS' adult clients are senior citizens. Many of them are already struggling to make ends meet and facing increased health risks.
“Thanks to RealTruck and our amazing community, we were able to raise funds that will make a real difference in the lives of those in need,” says Aikens. “From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for helping us build a stronger, more caring community.”
About Saline Area Social Service
Saline Area Social Service (SASS) is a private, tax-exempt non-profit organization that has been in the community for over 60 years and serves the most vulnerable students, families and senior citizens living in and around the Saline area. SASS’s mission is to provide our short- and long-term aid, directly and through referrals, to its participants in need. For more information, visit SalineSocialService.com.
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