VTDC staff receives thanks

The Venango Training and Development Center received a delivery of donated bagels, donuts, pastries, muffins and jellies April 30 from Mays Insurance and Farmer’s Daughters Country Market. There was a note attached from Mays Insurance saying, “Thank you for all you do!” On April 27, VTDC staff returned to work through the Paycheck Protection Program as an essential business to provide remote services to the individuals with disabilities in their programs. Colleen Stuart, C.E.O of VTDC stated, “Many of our individuals don’t understand why they have to wear a mask or social distance. They are very social and fragile. We all know how traumatic this pandemic has been on us. For them, it can be even worse.” Jen Mays, owner of Mays Insurance, saw the staff waiting to get their temperatures taken to enter the building and said to her co-worker Michelle, “We have to do something to let them know we appreciate what they are doing”. She connected with Farmer’s Daughters Country Market and donated the sweets. The staff were humbled and taken back by their kindness. Stuart responded by saying, “Venango County is such a special place. We can’t thank them enough for this kind and thoughtful gesture.” (Submitted photo)