August 23, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 23, 2013


---- — Shred Day

TO THE EDITOR: On Saturday, July 13, Dannemora Federal Credit Union hosted its seventh-annual Community Shred Day.

Members and non-members were welcome to bring up to 20 banker-sized boxes of confidential material to be shredded free of charge. Attendees were asked to bring non-perishable food items to the event, to be donated to the Plattsburgh Interfaith Food Shelf, in exchange for the free service.

Our members and community filled two trucks three-quarters full with shredded paper, which will be recycled. And they donated 16 boxes of food, five bags of cat/dog food and $124.31 in cash/check donations.

We would like to thank everyone who attended for their generous donations.

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Hospital praised

TO THE EDITOR: An open letter to the Alice Hyde Hospital, Malone, regarding patient satisfaction survey:

A-NA to all (as reflected) five category rating questions, in that they are superseded by a more than well-earned “superior-plus” rating.

As a more-than-pleased Reddy Cancer Treatment patient, please allow me to present but a minute amount of the praise that I have for the Alice Hyde Hospital Cancer Treatment staff as a whole, with their proficient, tightly woven, work-related togetherness and mission goal to accomplish nothing less than the very, very best of treatment to each and every patient placed in their solid trust.

How can one find words of praise sufficient enough to satisfy the greatness of the Alice Hyde Cancer Treatment staff — from the top to the bottom, there are no greater.

The Cancer Treatment Center has a sign affixed to the entranceway to the waiting room wall that to the effect reads: You enter as a stranger and leave as a friend. It should include leave as “family.”

Thanks, over and over again, to each and every one of you. And thanks for sharing with me the joyous occasion of ringing the Bell of Hope upon my completion of cancer treatment and to include your comforting hugs and kisses and expression of satisfaction to the cause, job well done, that allowed me to depart from “our” Reddy Cancer Treatment Center with nothing but sunshine on my mind the rest of the day on July 26.

Please accept my heartfelt thanks to each of you, unselfish, great giver of yourselves, the giving of so very much of one’s self to her/his fellow person in need.