Grocery vouchers. Utility bill assistance. Holiday meals. The Harrison Mayor's Community Fund (HMCF) is making an impact through the generous contributions of neighbors.
Significant recent contributions include more than $1,300 from Skyline Chili (10429 Harrison Avenue). On April 4, diners were encouraged to leave generous tips for their server, which the company matched as a donation to HMCF. Yeager-Benson American Legion Post 199 has contributed more than $6,000 this year.
Golfers can “give back” by participating in the annual HMCF golf outing Aug. 12, 2023. Registrations are due in July. There will also be a holiday toy drive later in the year. Check donations are accepted year-round and can be sent to: Harrison Mayor's Community Fund, PO Box 471, Harrison, OH 45030.
Donations to HMCF are used to help local people with grocery vouchers, food pantry items, energy bill assistance, and occasionally rent payments. During the holiday season, HMCF, together with the various local churches and schools, provides assistance in the form of food, clothing, winter coats, and toys to hundreds of families. In the 2022 holiday season, 75 local families were assisted.
HMCF carries out a tradition of giving that began in 1958 with Harrison Mayor Clyde Small. Mayor Small received a turkey that he didn't need, so he gave it to Fred Dole, co-owner of the Whitewater Market on the corner at 102 Harrison Avenue. Dole cut the turkey in half to feed two families in need.
Any questions regarding HMCF can be sent via email to Mayor Bill Neyer.