User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


33° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Business

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Dealership's Employees Help Feed The Hungry

June 25, 2012, 6:57 AM by Kellee Azar

Dealership's Employees Help Feed The Hungry
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Vern Eide is well-recognized company that's been in Sioux Falls for 46 years. And its employees have made giving back to a community a part of their weekly lives.

"It makes me proud to be an employee of Vern Eide.  I come from previous sales experience and we never really had that connection with the community.  So it's definitely a good thing to feel that you are representing a bigger deal on a personal level," Vern Eide employee Lee French said.

Vern Eide's employees help out at the Good Shepherd Center twice a week by giving their time to serve, which does more than just feed those who are hungry.

"It's kind of humbling in a way actually, because you know these people are just like me and something could happen to me some day where I'll be the one in need.  And I'll be the one that needs help and it's really easy," Vern Eide employee Gregg Allison said.

"For me it kind of puts me in check. I try to get here a couple of times a month.  And to come down here and realize maybe my life isn't so bad where it's at.  Sometimes it just puts things into perspective; very humbling experience and it just makes you feel better as a person," French said.

With the donations from Vern Eide, the Good Shepherd Center is able to help more people in need.

"Of course the guests love being able to have another meal or even two meals during the week.  But even for the employees, it's an eye-opener for them.  Sometimes there is an apprehension for them when they show up and then all of a sudden they are like, 'this isn't as bad as I thought,'" Good Shepherd Center Executive Director Maria Krell said.

And for Allison and French it's more than just serving a warm meal.

"There is a lesson in it for everybody.  It's amazing to me actually as so much has been given back to the community and you know the community has given to us.  So it's been very good to us," Allison said.   

For more information on how to help, visit the The Good Shepherd Center's website.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View business

You may also like

Rock Stars To Celebrate Pawn Shop Ground Breaking

1/23/2015 11:15 AM

Bret Michaels and Lita Ford will perform at the District on Wednesday, Jan. 28 to celebrate the ground breaking of Badlands Pawn.

Full Story
Website Ranks The 25 Best Jobs For 2015

1/28/2015 5:12 AM

Physician assistants topped the list, which has an average base salary of $111,376.

Full Story
Long John Silver's Building To Become Taco Shop

1/23/2015 4:00 PM

The former Long John Silver's on Minnesota Avenue is going to become a Mexican fast food restaurant.  

Full Story
Refinery Issues Lead To Higher SD Gas Prices

1/27/2015 11:10 AM

For the first time in months, South Dakota's average gas price rose last week.  According to a AAA report, the increase is due to a series of...

Full Story
Proposed Egg Farm Drawing Complaints In Turner County

1/27/2015 7:30 AM

A Sioux Falls-based company hopes to more than double the number of egg-laying hens in South Dakota by opening a large chicken operation near Parker.

Full Story


Events