To the editor:

On Oct. 25-26, streams of people from around the communities of the North Shore came to pack food for starving Haitian children. Five-hundred strong, children and elders and everyone in-between came to the parish hall of Christ Church to make a difference in the lives of people they have never met.

I want to extend my deepest thanks to everyone on the Packathon Team at Christ Church Hamilton/Wenham for your enthusiastic support. Also to those who kept our team nourished during the marathon event -- Grassy Roots, Danvers Butchery -- your discounts and donation kept us energized.  Also to the town of Wenham for making it possible to move heavy pallets on and off the truck; small businesses like Locksmyth’s, Hounds Tooth Consignors, Marybeth’s, Classic Faces, J.G. Physical Therapy and Walker Creek Artworks -- your compassion in both donations of money and time are appreciated. Many thanks to the houses of worship that pitched in: Christ Church of Hamilton/Wenham, First Church of Wenham, First Congregational Church of Hamilton, St. Paul’s Catholic Church of Hamilton First Presbyterian Church of Ipswich and the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Massachusetts. Your commitment to doing something locally for a global hunger issue was impressive. There were many groups represented: Kiwanis of Danvers, Rotary of Beverly, Rotary of Wenham, Oxford Global Resources, CHMWarnick, Agawam Youth Hockey and area students from Landmark School, the Academy at Penguin Hall, Hamilton Regional High School, Georgetown High School, and other middle and high schools in the region. Thanks for spending two hours with us on a beautiful fall Saturday; 50,000 thanks from the children of Haiti.

Huntley Skinner


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