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DONATIONS FOR LOCAL RESIDENT
RCC Mitchell helped raise donations for a local resident who lost their home to a fire.
"The community as a whole has been very supportive and generous during these difficult times and I can't thank you enough."
THANKS MIEDEMA SANITATION
There was a fire at Sandborn Storage on July 6th, which caused smoke and soot damage to RCC donations being stored there. RCC was in great need of a trailer and volunteers to remove and dispose of damaged products. Jeff with Miedema Sanitation graciously gave up his Saturday and assisted RCC with his roll on trailer. Thank you Jeff and Miedema Sanitation!
MSD CARING CLOSET
"A huge SHOUTOUT & THANK YOU to the Rural Office of Community Services for your recent AMAZING and GENEROUS food donations to the MHS Food Pantry!
Your food donations are definitely a blessings and helped us expand the MHS Food Pantry and prepare for our summer food distribution to MHS students!"
- MSD Caring Closet, 06/23
MORE THAN VOLUNTEERS
RCC Mitchell received a call from an elderly woman who had lost her home and didn't have transportation, food or shelter for herself and Diamond (adorable cat). ROCS Outreach offices were closed over the weekend, so our RCC team stepped in. She was able to get a hotel room thanks to ROCS CEO and RCC Director, and RCC volunteers brought groceries, cat food, and litter to her.
Thank you to Clinton, Shawn, Paige, TJ, Nick, Michelle and Peter for showing just how much ROCS cares for the community!
MEMORIAL WEEKEND IN MITCHELL '23
"Way To Go! Memorial Weekend in Mitchell raised $8,000.00 for your local Rural Office of Community Services. Event proceeds go directly back into your community. Mitchell Main Street & Beyond is proud to host Memorial Weekend in Mitchell and we will see you next year!"
- Mitchell Main Street & Beyond, 06/23
PAY IT FORWARD
When Shelley won our $50 gift card for volunteering, she decided to donate it back to someone in need within the community.
We had the perfect family in mind!
The gift card was given to Vickie and her daughter Harley, who has diverse needs. Due to Harley's condition, it is essential that she have extra clothing.
Thanks to Shelley's generosity, Harley now has some new outfits!
PAY IT FORWARD
"At our meeting this week, we had the opportunity to learn about the extensive amount of programs available through ROCS including the ROCS Community Closet - Mitchell. The impact this organization makes on rural South Dakota communities is incredible! Thanks Michelle for joining us today!"
- Kiwanis Club of Mitchell, 05/23
RCC MITCHELL - GRAND OPENING
ROCS Community Closet - Mitchell had their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Chamber on April 19, 2023.
The city staff with Mitchell Area Development commented, “This turn out of people is HUGE, we have never seen this large of a turn out at any other grand opening/ribbon cutting that we have ever done!”
Here at ROCS, we are very excited about this new opportunity to continue helping others and grateful for all our customer and community support.
Thank You Weatherization Team!
As part of the Peoples Bank North Sioux City location's Grand Opening in December, attendees could vote for their favorite non-profit. For each vote, Peoples Bank donated $10 to that organization and added an extra donation on top of that.
The Union County Food Pantry (Rural Office of Community Services) received the most votes and received a $1,000 donation from Peoples Bank.
#WhereValuesMatter | Member FDIC
- Peoples Bank, 01/23
Thank You Weatherization Team!
"Thank you to each and every one of [the Weatherization team] for the excellent service and work that was performed. Every single contact I've had with anyone at ROCS went above and beyond the norm with respect to professionalism and skill. My husband and I are most appreciative of each of you and of your organization."
- Customer, 01/23
Thank You to ROCS Driver's - Central Dakota Times
A mother from Kansas thanks ROCS and St. James Parish for providing food to her son and 30 others who were stranded in SD in the recent storm.
- Central Dakota Times, 12/22
ROCS Expanding - Mitchell Daily Republic
A South Dakota organization is expanding its services in the Mitchell area to provide a lifeline for those in need. Read More.
- Mitchell Republic, 12/22
ROCS Helps Stranded Truckers in Chamberlain
The December '22 blizzard caused many roads and businesses to close across South Dakota with areas experiencing freezing rain, snow and high wind. One truck stop in Chamberlain saw 20+ stranded truckers that were unable to travel for 2 or more days as it was reported the area received 12-14" of snow. ROCS Transit - Chamberlain staff identified a need, bringing warm meals and water to those who were stranded at the truck stop.
ROCS REVIEW - 12/1/22
In this month's ROCS Review, discover more about ROCS Community Closet and ways to give back to the community. Read More.
ROCS Assists with Evacuation
On Tuesday, November 8 the Good Sam nursing home in Wagner had reported a fire within their facility. ROCS staff, along with other local businesses, helped ensure that residents were safely evacuated and donated food/water to first responders. Read More.
- Mitchell Republic, 11/22