Pratt Disc Golf Club donated $900 to Pass It Forward last week. The money came from the recent disc golf tournament in Pratt, along with canned goods from entrants.
A great turnout for the Pratt Disc Golf Club tournament at Lemon Park last month netted a sizable amount of donations for Pratt homeless or disadvantaged citizens. On Thursday, March 8, representatives of the disc golf club met with leaders in the Pass It Forward program to make a $900 food drive donation, collected as part of entry fees from the recent disc golf tournament. Cans of food, also collected as part of entry fees, were donated to the organization.
"We had more than 45 participants this year, so this was a good way for us to support our local community," said Jason Winkel, of the Pratt Disc Golf Club.
Donna Rawlings, director of Pass It Forward, said the donations from the disc golf club filled the food shelves of the mission, and it was a good feeling to have supplies ready to help those in need.
"There is no charge for anything we have here," she said. "If people need help they just need to stop by from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., our open hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and we will help them."
The Pass It Forward facility is located in a former Lutheran Church at 502 E. Second Street in Pratt. In addition to food, clothing, appliances, furniture and housewares are available for distribution.
"We are here to show God's love by helping others," Rawlings said. "We ask no questions and do not judge anyone."
Pass It Forward was formed in 2007 and helps moth than 1,200 people each year. The organization combines services with other help-organizations in town to serve free hot meals every Tuesday evening at the Bread of Life Kitchen, 309 S. Main, Pratt. Doors are typically open from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.