AHWAHNEE — The nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) is meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Hitchin’ Post restaurant to honor Ahwahnee resident Lynn Oliver. The evening of food, fundraising and friendship begins at 6 p.m.
Lynn has worked at the Hitchin’ Post for 11 years, say organizers, and is a “loving and caring person,” who recently survived a major stroke while at work.
“She is recovering at home on medication and rest. Lynn will not be returning to work at this time. She has many months of speech and physical therapy ahead as she regains her strength and complete use of the right arm. She needs our help as she continues in the recovery process.”
Please RSVP to Tokens at (559) 658-5428 with the number in your party. The Hitchin’ Post is located at 42592 Highway 49 in Ahwahnee. Phone (559) 683-7917.
HOW meets monthly for an uplifting evening in honor of one deserving woman who receives the community’s support when they need it the most. Recipients of HOW are always a woman who is going through a time of irreplaceable loss or who has been through a period of loss within the last 12 months. Irreplaceable loss is defined as a catastrophic loss which cannot be recovered.
Those participating in the HOW benefit will offer $10 or more as a suggested donation for Lynn and pay for their own dinner. Proceeds from the event go directly to Lynn at the end of the evening.
HOW says that “one woman with $10 can buy another woman lunch. Ten women giving $10 can buy another woman’s groceries. One hundred women giving $10 can make a real difference in another woman’s life.”
Do you know a woman who is going through a time of irreplaceable loss? Bring her name to the next HOW meeting and nominate her to be the next recipient. “Remember that by helping one woman, we help one family and one community.”