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. (April 27, 2018)— Harter House stores in Springfield, Hollister, Nixa, Kimberling City, Strafford, and Shell Knob raised $83,748.07 to benefit The Kitchen, Inc. during the 21st annual Jerry Bettlach / Jim Trimble Memorial event. The event continues to be the largest fundraiser of the year for The Kitchen and took place from February 28 – March 6, 2018. The Kitchen, Inc. provides housing and support services to those in need in Springfield and the surrounding communities. To date, Harter House has raised more than $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.
ABOUT THE KITCHEN, INC.
The Kitchen, Inc. fosters stability and purpose in the lives of individuals and families through dignity, compassion and accountability. Within our diverse community of connected services, we offer resources to meet immediate needs and a plan that actively engages progress toward a positive future. Our clients experience the benefits of their own efforts. And the stories of self-sufficiency and success are theirs and theirs alone.