Thanks for celebrating with WARM

To the Editor:

Westerville Area Resource Ministry (WARM) would like to thank those who participated in the 11th annual Westerville Community Prayer Breakfast on May 2.

This year, we celebrated the "giving generation," the youth in our community who have made such a wonderful impact on the health and well-being of Westerville and its residents.

We were pleased to have two Westerville middle school girls bless us with their talents that morning: JaMeya White of Genoa Middle School sang the National Anthem and Noelle Jackson of Blendon Middle School baked more than 200 cake pops as parting gifts for breakfast attendees.

More than 250 attendees shared breakfast provided by generous food donation sponsors: Sunny Street Cafe, Great Harvest Bread Company, Giant Eagle and White Castle.

The continued success of the morning was largely due to the support of our community including local leaders, businesses, civic groups, schools, churches and faith leaders.

A special thank you to our master of ceremonies Cabot Rea and to Westerville Honor Guard, Mayor Cocuzzi and keynote speaker Dr. Jim Augspurger for your words of inspiration.

Our sponsors, Sunrise Rotary Club and WARM volunteers continue to model a community that when joined together in commonality, can celebrate our strengths, look beyond our differences and endeavor to offer hope and lift up our neighbors in need with dignity! As 2013 marches on, may we all continue to be uplifted by the kindness of those around us.

Scott Marier
Executive director, WARM