Lassus Foundation, Roanoke Lions team up to help 8 Roanoke groups

Eight Roanoke area organizations each received donations of $100 from the Lassus Foundation and the Roanoke Lions Club Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Lassus Handy Dandy store in Roanoke. Celebrating the occasion are (front row, from left) Celia Bandelier, Roanoke Public Library; Claudia Houck, Inter Church Council; Tammy Winans, Roanoke School Library/Media Center; and Brandi Shockney, Roanoke Fireworks; (middle row, from left) Gidget James, Elmo’s 34; Tedda Shepherd, Elmo’s 34; Jessica Landrigan, Roanoke PTO; Lisa Southworth, Lassus Handy Dandy; Seth Parker, Roanoke Elementary School; Ryan Carroll, Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department; Vicki Bair, Lassus Handy Dandy and Elaina Ailes, Lassus Handy Dandy; and (back row, from left) John Nelson, Roanoke Youth Sports; Jim Coppock, Roanoke Lions Club; Doug Clark, Roanoke Lions Club; Todd Heckman, Elmo’s 34; and Denis Dearduff, Roanoke Fireworks.
Eight Roanoke area organizations each received donations of $100 from the Lassus Foundation and the Roanoke Lions Club Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Lassus Handy Dandy store in Roanoke. Celebrating the occasion are (front row, from left) Celia Bandelier, Roanoke Public Library; Claudia Houck, Inter Church Council; Tammy Winans, Roanoke School Library/Media Center; and Brandi Shockney, Roanoke Fireworks; (middle row, from left) Gidget James, Elmo’s 34; Tedda Shepherd, Elmo’s 34; Jessica Landrigan, Roanoke PTO; Lisa Southworth, Lassus Handy Dandy; Seth Parker, Roanoke Elementary School; Ryan Carroll, Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department; Vicki Bair, Lassus Handy Dandy and Elaina Ailes, Lassus Handy Dandy; and (back row, from left) John Nelson, Roanoke Youth Sports; Jim Coppock, Roanoke Lions Club; Doug Clark, Roanoke Lions Club; Todd Heckman, Elmo’s 34; and Denis Dearduff, Roanoke Fireworks. Photo by Rebecca Sandlin.

The Lassus Foundation and Roanoke Lions Club have teamed up to present donations to eight Roanoke community organizations.

The Lassus Foundation allows each of its stores to choose a charity in their community, and the Roanoke store asked the Roanoke Lions Club to assist in choosing which agencies to fund.

Lions member Doug Clark says the club supplemented the original Lassus donation and brought the total donation to $800. A check presentation was made at the Roanoke Lassus Handy Dandy store on Tuesday, Nov. 14, with donations of $100 each given to the following organizations:

• Roanoke Volunteer Fire Department.

• Roanoke Interfaith Church Council (food pantry).

• Roanoke Public Library.

• Roanoke Elementary School PTO.

• Roanoke Fall Festival Committee.

• Roanoke Youth Sports.

• Roanoke Elementary School Library/Media Ce-nter.

• Roanoke Fireworks Group.

“The goal of the Lassus Foundation donation is to impact the lives of as many Roanoke residents as possible,” says Lisa Southworth, local store manager.