My Town: Cedar Point Helps Those in Need

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‘Tis the season for giving and Cedar Point is in the holiday spirit.  The amusement park and resort has donated about $6,000 in cash, food and beverages to help those in need.

Cedar Point gave more than $1,000 to the Victory Temple Soup Kitchen.  The money came from the Loose Change Fund which is made up of all the money found in the park during the summer.  Since the fund began in 1988, it has donated more than $187,000 to local organizations.

The park also donated more than $4,800 worth of vegetables, fruits, meat, milk, juices, tea, cheese and cereal to the Victory Temple Soup Kitchen and the Salvation Army.

“We are extremely grateful for these donations and Cedar Point’s continued support of the Victory Temple Soup Kitchen and the needy people in the area,” said Rev. Lonnie R. Walters, senior pastor of the Victory Temple Church.  “These gifts will help us provide much-needed assistance to our less fortunate neighbors.”

Part of the Loose Change Fund comes from coins thrown into the park’s water attractions.  So when you toss in your change and make a wish, you’re actually making wishes come true for those in need.