Posted: Sep 25, 2012 3:46 PM by Tara Oster - KAJ News
Updated: Sep 26, 2012 8:41 AM
KALISPELL- Bookworms may not sound like your typical superheroes, but for the Samaritan House they came to the rescue.
The Flathead County Library's summer reading program Readers to the Rescue donated $2,000 to the Samaritan House on Tuesday.
Readers to the Rescue allows the children and teenage participants in the summer reading program turn extra reading hours into money for a local charity.
This year about 1,600 participants read more than 28,000 hours over the summer and Samaritan House Executive Director Chris Krager said he's very thankful for the donation.
"Expenses are up every year because demand for services are up every year as well. So we just try to use the money to address shelter needs and especially for kids in the shelter as well and it's so appreciated," he said.
The Samaritan House is always in need of donations especially warm clothes as winter approaches and those donation can be made directly to the shelter.