By Jill Richardson
Kuna Melba News reporter
On Tuesday, after senior breakfast, Bob Proesch of Melba met with Melba Senior Center coordinator Marty Nelson to present a check for $6500 to the center on behalf of the United Commercial Travelers.
The center has undergone some financial struggles in the past months and the donation couldn’t have come at a better time.
UTC says the money is to be spent as the center see fit.
“They can use the money for whatever they need,” said UTC member Proesch. ”The center got into some trouble and I knew that we could help and so we are.”
The money will go in helping supplement the nutrition program at the center that helps feed hundreds of people monthly.
UCT is a non-profit financial services membership organization that supports communities and causes across North America and helps support members’ community service efforts and enable member of UTC to make a difference in the lives of others.
The main focus of UTC is for people to be helping people.
Proesch has been a member if UTC for 51 years and a lifelong resident of Melba.
Through Proesch’s involvement with the community and UTC, the Melba School District has also received funds for new smart boards for the Special Education department and much more.
Proesch has served as past secretary for UTC’s head office over the U.S. and Canada.
Locally the council is based out of Boise.