Hippie Dan now says he is drug free, on his way to a better life and is now helping out others who were like himself at a Lake City soup kitchen. He says that now he has friends, food and shelter and he has found his own inner spirituality.
All of that is due to Kevin Kram and his ministry, Cherished Ones Ministries.
So, when Dave found out that Kram himself needed some help, he didn’t hesitate to find a way to help him. It seems that Kram’s wife was fighting cancer and there was a spaghetti fundraiser dinner being arranged to help them out.
Hippie Dave and many other volunteers came to The Cherished Ones Ministry building at Second and Indiana to help raise funds for Kram’s family and the
Danette Kram, 57, is hospitalized at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. She is waiting for a new liver, and Kram hadn’t been able to work for several months, so was running out of money. The family was touched at the support the community has shown them and the fact that everyone wanted to give back to this man who had helped them to help themselves.
Fundraiser attendees enjoyed a great meal of spaghetti with six kinds of sauce (including chili), salad, desserts and beverages. They also bidded on silent auction prizes, listened to live music, bought raffle tickets and watched local artist Steven Scroggins paint a Valentine’s Day painting to raise money.
Everyone loved to help the man who had helped them. Like Hippie Dave said, “They saved my life and I want to give something back.”