‘Roger’s Wish’ remains a worthy cause


The fourth annual “Roger’s Wish” project is nearing its close (Oct. 31) — and this year the project’s donations have been directed to help others who were displaced by Hurricane Matthew.

I would like to thank the staff of the Bladen Journal for having the collection drive every year. If it were not for Curt Vincent, “Roger’s Wish” would not even be a reality. Each year, he faithfully honors the memory of his visionary friend, Roger Grunder, by overseeing the mission that Roger started back in 2013.

Roger came into our lives during his last few years on Earth. His thoughtful manner, intelligence, and his giving spirit have touched our lives forever. He even changed the way some people view the homeless.

The project that he began shortly before his untimely death in August 2013 had become the symbol and legacy of his caring for those around him.

Being a part of this annual event has been an extremely rewarding experience for me. As Roger guides his mission each time it is held, we can feel his presence around us very strongly.

I extend a special gratitude to all of the caring residents from our area who have contributed to this year’s project. You can be certain that Roger was smiling down upon each and every one of you from Heaven. Showing love and concern for others through acts of kindness was always Roger’s wish.

God bless everyone,

Jeffrey Bryan

White Oak

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