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August HOW Dinner Honors Jessica Reynolds

AHWAHNEE — The nonprofit group Helping One Woman (HOW) will meet for a special fundraising dinner in honor of Jessica Reynolds on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at The Hitchin’ Post in Ahwahnee, starting at 6 p.m.

HOW meets monthly to celebrate one deserving woman who receives the community’s support when she needs it the most. Those participating in the HOW benefit will offer $10 or more as a suggested donation for Jessica and pay for their own dinner. Proceeds from the event go directly to Jessica at the end of the evening.

“Residing in Coarsegold with her mother and son, Jessica is thought of so highly by friends and family alike,” say HOW organizers. “Always putting others before herself, and making sure to help others laugh and put smiles on their faces. An entirely committed friend, an amazing daughter, and most of all the kindest, caring and most loving mother you can come by.”

On April 15 of this year, the most unfathomable of things happened. Her son, Bradley Cole Reynolds, suddenly and tragically passed away. He was almost two years old.

The toll this has taken on Jessica and her family is unbearable and indescribable, say friends, as the young mom is left wondering how this could happen and why.

“We are asking that any and all that can, please come out and support this incredibly strong woman through this time of heartbreak.”

Please RSVP to Tokens at (559) 658-5428 with the number in your party, or if you have any contributions or questions.

The Hitching Post is located at 42592 Highway 49 in Ahwahnee. Phone (559) 683-7917.

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.

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 really make a difference in another woman’s life.”

If you know a woman who is going through a time of irreplaceable loss, come to the August HOW meeting and nominate her to be the next recipient. Recipients are chosen in a public drawing.

“Remember that by helping one woman, we help one family and one community.”

Contact howoakhurstchapter@gmail.com

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