The Dunkirk Center for Peace & Justice (CPJ) is continuing its program of appealing for humanitarian donations for poverty-stricken residents of the Central American nation of Nicaragua. CPJ is doing this in conjunction with Ann Marie Zon, a Catholic social worker from East Amherst who has spent more than three decades assisting Nicaraguans.
Zon's want-list is as follows: clothing for all ages (no winter coats); all sizes of footwear; linens (sheets, towels, curtains, blankets, etc.); household items (dishes, glasses, small appliances, etc.); toys (no war toys or guns, not even squirt-guns); non-perishable food items; toiletry items; religious articles/items; medical supplies (anything "over the counter"); and school supplies. Monetary donations are also welcome, and checks may be made out to Nicaraguan Mission and sent to Rodney Houck, 146 Central Ave., Fredonia, N.Y., 14063. Checks may also be left when bringing items for donation.
The CPJ 2013 collection begins Thursday, July 8 and continues through Aug. 5. Items are to be brought to the Houck garage. Call the Houcks at 673-9258 before coming.