On our thread, while discussing the tragedy of Jean and Jim Smith, many people shared their pain regarding this horrific event.  I wondered if there was a way we could help this family, whether we knew Jean or Jim, did not matter to me.  I received a call from someone today, that indeed, there is a way for us to help.  Apparently there may be up to 1,000 people attending the wake on Saturday.   Clearly, food is going to be in great need, along with many other items.  At this point, there is still a need for macaroni salad, potato salad, and hot casseroles.  For those who would like to help, here is a tangible way for us to show our respect for the lives of these two people.   I will post the parameters of the specific request below.  This thread is ONLY about helping this family, NOT about race, not about gun control, not about any political issue whatsoever.  Thank you in advance for respecting this request to keep the thread on topic and also for any help you can offer the Smith family.

Date:Saturday, December 27th

Place:Holy Family Catholic Church, 14160 Ferndale Road, Dale City

Time: between 11:00 and 2:00 p.m.

Request: macaroni salad, potato salad, hot casseroles (please bring in disposable tins to ensure easy clean up). Please LABEL on top what item you have brought.

Please bring food directly to Gym

I have been asked to keep track of who is bringing what, so please let me know via the blog thread or if you have my personal e-mail address

Thanks again 🙂


5 Thoughts to “A tangible way to help the Smith family, bring food for Jean and Jim’s wake!”

  1. Elena

    I am bringing a hot casserole, not sure what kind yet, but I will find a good recipe. Also, just to clarify, the food needs to be there before 2:00 p.m., but you can bring it earlier if you would like.

  2. Marty Nohe

    Thanks, Elena! I can tell you that the family REALLY appreciates any help then can get in this regard.

  3. Elena

    Hi Marty,
    I just can’t imagine what this horrible tragedy must feel like for you, Kris, the family, and so many others that knew the Jean and Jim personally. It must be like some nightmare that you can’t wake up from.

  4. Chris

    I will make about 10lbs of macaroni salad.

  5. Elena

    Thanks Chris,
    You are awesome!!!!!!

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