Summer has arrived in the Ozarks and many families are hitting the road. However, for some in our community, there’s no vacation from homelessness. This time of year can be a struggle for area agencies. The Kitchen, Inc. is no exception. Donations fall flat, but there’s still a need to provide emergency shelter and other housing options for the area’s homeless. Financial contributions to The Kitchen, Inc. are down $200,000.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (May 17, 2017)— Harter House stores in Springfield, Hollister, Nixa, Kimberling City and Strafford raised $73,053 to benefit The Kitchen, Inc. during the 20th annual Jerry Bettlach / Jim Trimble Memorial event. The event continues to be the largest fundraiser of the year for The Kitchen. The Kitchen, Inc. provides housing and support services to those in need in Springfield and the surrounding communities. To date, Harter House has raised nearly $1,000,000 for The Kitchen, Inc.
“Jerry (Bettlach) and Jim (Trimble) loved The Kitchen; it was their favorite charity,” said Barbara Bettlach, owner of Springfield’s Harter House stores. “Our family is proud to continue remembering and honoring them every year through this event. They knew the money raised for The Kitchen would go directly to help those in need, just as it does today.”
ABOUT HARTER HOUSE
Even before Harter House Butcher Shop in 1973, the Bettlach family had been perfecting meat cutting techniques and family recipes in St. Louis, Missouri since the late 1800’s. In 1973, Jerry and Barbara opened their Harter House Meat Market. Since then the business has expanded to seven locations. Since 1973, our goal has been to provide customers with the best shopping experience they can have. Our long-term employees are our greatest assets and they work hard to foster Harter House’s relationships with all of our customers.