Last month, in the midst of grain and potato harvest, Gold Dust made good on a fundraiser it held during the annual Open House Field Day. As you may recall, Gold Dust took the opportunity of its annual event to not only focus on their fields and operations, but to also raise money for an organization that’s doing good for the community. With Bill’s wife, Jan, Weston’s wife, Katie, and employee Necia Phillips helping make wishes come true for children with life-threatening illnesses, they chose Make-A-Wish Oregon as the organization they wanted to help.
And our guests stepped up and helped. Throughout the Open House Field Day, guests generously pledged and donated a total of $1,900. With all pledges received, Bill, John, Tricia and Weston decided to match what was raised and kicked in another $1,900, bringing the total to $3,800. Considering the average wish costs $7,500 to grant, the generosity of the folks we do business with is going to go a long ways in making a wish come true.
We’re happy that our Open House Field Day was able to help out a worthy cause, and Bill, John, Weston and Tricia would like to thank everyone who came and decided to give. It’s always great to see people travel all the way to the Klamath Basin to see what we do, but it’s even more wonderful to see the level of generosity and kindness of the people who help make our business great.
Before we wrap up this post, we’d like to encourage you to visit Make-A-Wish Oregon. There, you can see ways to contribute, whether you decide to open your wallet, volunteer to grant wishes or find other ways to help. And if you want to share out story, be sure to check out our press release.