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Two accounts have been set up to help Mary Guthrie, of Lee's Summit, a special needs family advocate

Two accounts have been set up to help Mary Guthrie, of Lee's Summit, a special needs family advocate

December 30, 2013

Early morning hours of December 26, 2013, fire damaged the home of Mary Guthrie. Guthrie has been a longtime Lee's Summit resident and a special needs advocate. Guthrie now needs your help.

Guthrie did not have homeowners insurance, according to her daughter Mickey Tavenner.

 For Tax Deductible Donations you may write a check payable to: 
 Autism Outreach Fellowship 501(c)(3), In the Memo Line write Mary Guthrie Fund

 Mail Checks to:
Autism Outreach Fellowship
P.O. Box 2407, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063
(you will receive tax donation letter as a receipt)
Non-Taxable Donations made to:
Commerce Bank Account #1234571797

Mary Guthrie, a longtime Lee’s Summit resident and champion advocate for families of special needs, is in dire need of your assistance. Mary has suffered a stroke. During her stay in the hospital, and while still in ICU, Mary’s home suffered a devastating fire and to add to the devastation, Mary did not have home owner’s insurance.

For nearly 40 years Mary has been involved with families who have children with special challenges or disabilities. During this time there have been a lot of positive changes in society for persons of special needs. Mary has been an instrumental part of that positive change to better the lives of persons with disabilities within her community. She brought a rare blend of that “Lee’s Summit Nice” and a certain toughness to her job, that in turn, affected countless young lives as she advocated for what they needed.

Mary is one in a million.

For more details about the fire and Mary’s situation visit: http://lstribune.net/lees-summit-news/lee-s-summit-fire-puts-resident-in-need.htm.

Autism Outreach Fellowship is a local 501(c)(3) that finds and sponsors FREE events for families with Special Needs children that may not be normally available for them. Board of Directors: Betty Sharp, President; Debbie Stoddard, Sec; Jim Wining, Pam Wining, Terri Pigue and Linda Ahern

A Facebook page has been created to assist in keeping people informed: Help Mary Guthrie, A Special Needs Family Advocate https://www.facebook.com/HelpMaryGuthrieAdvocate. At the moment material items are not needed but financial assistance is.

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