We have a neighbor whose wife has been fighting ovarian cancer for over a year. She would like a new Traverse; Dave plans to surprise her with it. He took a buyout from Chrysler a few years ago and now works for BAE Systems, a defense contractor. They will be trading a Chrysler product for their new Traverse.

Dave & Jackie have been the anchors of our neighborhood association. Dave has been president since 2010; Jackie is now the activities chairman and was president 1997-98. Along with a few neighbors, they host the annual summer picnic in their backyard and are intensely involved in other activities.

Maybe we could raise enough money so the Traverse lease could be a gift from GM employees and the Town Acres association, and other friends. Or at least cover the first few payments and help with medical expenses.

People can make a one-time donation or a monthly pledge on the 3 year lease for as long as they need it. Checks can be made out to the Town Acres Benevolence Fund and sent to Dick Cody, Town Acres Treasurer, 3900 Woodman, Troy MI 48084.

Please pass the word… Thanks very much!