A Serving of Hope from Men Who Cook announced that the winner of its recent raffle is Shawn Keeley of Havre.
The drawing was held New Year’s Eve at Spencer’s Hi-Way Bar and Grill in Hingham.
The group started raffling tickets in September for a Las Vegas trip that included airfare for two people and three nights lodging, donated by Northern Montana Hospital Physicians Group, and $500 donated by CHS Big Sky and Hi-Line Tavern Association. Tickets were sold at Norman’s Ranch and Sportswear in Havre, The Walleye Tavern, Spencer’s Hi-Way Bar and Grill, Northern Montana Health Care Foundation and by volunteers Joyce and Dennis Donoven, Denise and Lowell Strissel, Cathie and Roger Haas, Heather Glahn, Holly Haas, Dora Wirtzberger and Sharon Robertson.
A Serving of Hope from Men Who Cook provides financial assistance to families who are experiencing a serious medical condition. The fund serves the residents of Phillips, Blaine, Hill, Liberty and the Big Sandy Census District of Chouteau Counties.
Since the creation of the fund in 2010, it has helped 315 families, paying out more than $150,000.
The event Men Who Cook for Women Who Wine originally funded the organization. As is common with organizations that provide assistance, future funding is a persistent battle. This group says it will continue to look for ways to contribute to the fund.
With that in mind, organizers said, people could remember A Serving of Hope from Men Who Cook when they are looking to make a charitable donation or a remembrance of a family member or friend, or they have a need to help a large community of people.
The group gave a thank-you to all who purchased tickets, and to the donors of the trip, Northern Montana Hospital Physicians Group, CHS Big Sky, and the Hi-Line Tavern Association.
“This wouldn’t be possible without your continued help,” the group said.
People who would like more information on A Serving of Hope from Men Who Cook may contact Northern Montana Health Care Foundation at 265-2211, Joyce Donoven at 395-4505 or Cathie Haas at 397-3111.