Editors, Vineyard Gazette:

Thank you, thank you, 101 crop walkers, caring givers, willing drivers, skilled secretaries, diligent counters, etc. Your compassion is providing food and other necessities of life for the needy. Money raised on Oct. 14, in hand or in pledges, was $15,075. Needed now: additional gifts and pledges. These, with the pledges of 25 cents on each dollar raised, should bring us to an all-time record of well over $20,000, or perhaps $25,000. Deadlines for money and walker forms is Sunday, Oct. 28 from 2 to 3 p.m. at Saint Augustine’s, or weekday mornings at the Grace Church office through Oct. 26.

Alden Besse, Vineyard Haven