Special to the
Opelika Observer

Last week, Dream Day Foundation volunteers helped place plants on porches for more than 200 seniors in the Auburn-Opelika area as a part of their “Planted Together” initiative.

Dream Day founder Marion Sankey posted the following message on her personal Facebook page detailing the event and expressing her gratitude to those who helped make it a success, including McDonald’s of Auburn and Opelika which served as a primary sponsor.

“On behalf of The Dream Day Foundation thank you so much for loving on our senior citizens during this pandemic and quarantine with the Planted Together Project. The character of a community can always be measured by how they care for children and seniors. Their expression of thankfulness and gratefulness were beyond measure. You responded to the call to the point we ran out of porches for this phase. There are plans to serve an additional senior citizen community that was not yet served due to the layout of the facility and possibly compromising their safety with COVID-19. We will announce information at a later date.”

Sankey added that she would like to see other cities and communities adopt this project to take of their senior citizens. Businesses, churches, fraternities, social clubs and sororities wanting to learn more are encouraged to contact Sankey by calling her 334-663-6638.