Sussex Political Committee Donates To Food Bank

food bank  With the intention of giving back to the Sussex community, a local political Committee has donated $1,000.00 to the Food Bank of Delaware.   Following their prayer breakfast, the Committee donated the proceeds to the Food Bank. With less than a hundred people attending, the Committee was able to raise this amount, and to reach out to the county’s needy families.

This is such a good way to build support within the community, to show that a political party does not have to be, just about elections. It shows a political party can also be about setting the example, to lead by example. To put their money where their mouth is.

It shows, a political committee can be about more, than just a hundred angry people sitting in a room once a month, doing nothing. About reaching out to the community in ways other than asking for votes, in an election year. And yes, of course there is the benefit of building this relationship, in the hope of also building a relationship which leads people to vote for your candidates.

I only wish, I could tell you,  the political committee which donated this $1,000.00 to the Food Bank was my party of choice, the Republicans, but I can’t. It was the Sussex County Democratic Party which made this bold move.

Wouldn’t it be nice if the Sussex County Republican Party could match this amount, or even surpass it? But the Sussex GOP can’t even raise enough money to keep the lights on beyond February.

Billy Carroll  So, Chairman Billy Carroll, how about it? Can the Sussex GOP step up and match this act of charity? Can the Republican Committee do anything other than put a hundred angry people in a room once a month, and call it a meeting? This is another example of how the Democrats are able to build the relationships, which could lead to the GOP losing its strangle hold on Sussex County.

Here is the story in the Cape Gazette.  Donation

15 Comments on "Sussex Political Committee Donates To Food Bank"

  1. Bigray says:

    See how much food actually comes back to sussex and you won’t do that again, The food bank has been successful ln closing lots of local food banks , Frank I have been collecting food for local food banks and it’s hard with the sharks from milford

  2. Creeper says:

    The Milford crowd seems more interested in self promotion and politics unfortunately.

  3. Helena says:

    Since I have been a member of the Sussex County Republican Women’s Club (SCRWC), I have seen them donate money and items to the Sussex community every year in several different ways. They have donated money and items to several local Veteran organizations and shelters, donated money and items to the Salvation Army and has given scholarships to young girls for college. SCRWC has been generous to it’s community consistently year after year while at the same time giving money to Republican Candidates as well. But this does not get highlighted anywhere. So Frank good Republicans in your community are doing more than the democrats you just have to look in the right places. By the way, SCRWC and it’s members donate even when it’s not a big election year.

  4. Honi Soit says:

    The article in the Gazette has no byline, which means that the Sussex County Democratic Party submitted it and the accompanying photo. SCRWC gets publicity by doing the same, but a search of the Gazette’s archives tends to support Frank’s contention that precious little of their fundraising efforts is returned to the community. SCRWC did donate a copy of Dinesh D’Souza’s America to the Milton Public Library (July 15, 2015), but the choice of book could hardly have been more partisan and polarizing.

    Oh, and SCRWC laid a wreath on the steps of the courthouse in Georgetown for Memorial Day (July 2014), held a holiday bake sale (Dec 2014), and organized a fashion show (Sept 2015). And of course they meet monthly for a nice luncheon at the Bayview Golf and Country Club.

    Apologies to Helena if I missed examples of charitable giving. Maybe she could detail her claim that the SWRWC “has been generous to its community year after year”.

  5. Frank Knotts says:

    Helena, thank you for your comment. It actually demonstrates my point. Yours is a club, and like many of the Republican Clubs in Sussex, does far more, not hard to do, than does the official Republican Committee.
    If you read my post again, you will see I was specific in talking about and comparing the two “Committees”. Thank goodness for the hard work of the Republican Clubs such as yours, otherwise there would be no one representing Republicans in Sussex.

  6. Mitch Crane says:

    There is or should be no competition between the political parties on the subject of serving our community. It is in the best interest of all to help those in need.

    A committee led by 38th RD Chair Dr Eric West proposed that the Sussex County Democrats hold an ecumenical prayer breakfast to highlight the religious diversity in our county and to allow all who participate to hear a common message from religious leaders of all faiths. Thanks to the generosity of the prayer breakfast sponsors, the event turned a profit. Executive committee members did NOT want to make this a political event and use the money for the 2016 campaign. It was proposed and unanimously agreed to donate the proceeds to the Delaware Food Bank.

    This was not an “Election Year move”. The event took place before Thanksgiving and the money was presented before Christmas. The press release was not prepared as a political move, but to remind people that there are people of faith in all political parties. I hope that your readers understand that and we can put out political and philosophical difference aside from time to time and work together for the betterment of our community-a goal we all should share

    Mitch Crane, Chair
    Sussex County Democratic Committee

  7. middleman says:

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    Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway

  8. RW says:

    The SCGOP Executive Committee needs to get on the ball. What Mitch Crane is doing with the Sussex Dems – giving electric fans to seniors in the summer – giving money to the food bank during the holidays – it may not seem like much now but these small efforts will begin paying off.

    Do people want to belong to a winning organization that is constantly mired in controversy, openly disrespects women, and does nothing for the surrounding community; or do people want to belong to an organization with few wins that has built a caring, charitable reputation and does good work in the community?

    Too bad the SCGOP doesn’t have a Mitch Crane at the helm, pointing the organization in the right direction and working openly in the sunlight. Instead the SCGOP is packed with vermin who scatter when someone opens the blinds and lets the sunlight in.

  9. Helena says:

    Honi Soit, I’m a member telling you what I witness when attending the scrwc meetings. I’m not a committee chair or the treasurer or anything so all I have is what I have witnessed with my own eyes. therefore I will say again what I witnessed since becoming a member about 3 years ago. Here is more detail as an example. The November 2014 scrwc meeting I saw the board hand two checks to two different veteran organization’s. I also saw the Anericanism chairs collecting items for veteran shelters from the members. I know something was done again in November of 2015 but I missed the meeting. I’ve also attended two meetings in recent years where young women were handed scholarship money totally more than 1000 dollars from what I remember. The scrwc treasurer announces every meeting how much money is in the scholarship fund currently waiting for another young persin to donate it to. I witnessed scrwc members collecting items for the Salvation Army every holiday season since I’ve been a member. What I’m telling you is not in the papers it’s what I witness attending the meetings. Please note I miss about three to four meetings a year and I’m still witnessing this charity when I’m in attendance. The treasure reports the details in front of the membership and their guests. Attend some meetings and you will easily get further details.

  10. Dave says:

    Thanks for the information Mitch. Actually, that’s a very stand up thing to do. The committee could have saved the money for political purposes, instead perhaps a family or three got fed. Good job!

  11. Mitch Crane says:

    Thanks, Dave, however, it was not my idea to have the event and it was not my proposal to donate the proceeds to the Food Bank. I would hope that $1,000 went much further tha just feeding “a family of three”. Surely they don’t eat as much as I do.

  12. Honi Soit says:

    Thanks Helena for responding. I had a look at several monthly newsletters on the SCRWC’s website and see that there are numerous mentions of charitable donations (women veterans at Home of the Brave, toys for Salvation Army, dictionaries to Long Neck Elementary School). The scholarships you cite appear to be open to Republican women only (not that there’s anything wrong with that). In any event, the December newsletter states that there were no applicants in 2015!

    I’m thinking that SCRWC could be doing a much better job in getting word out of their activities. If they did, maybe they’d get some applicants for those scholarships.

  13. mouse says:

    So are food donations like prayer that only count if someone else sees it?

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