Portion of money from sale of cafe going to Truro shelter

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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TRURO - A Truro businessman wants to help others when he sells his cafÉs.
Ray Merriam has committed to donating $5,000 from the sale of the Fair Trade Community CafÉs to the new not-for-profit Out of the Cold Truro project.
The Truro shelter has had anywhere from one to four people using its facility since opening at the beginning of the year. The shelter is located in three different Truro churches and one of Merriam's employees, Mary Jane Jefferies, was one of its founders.
"I remember when I went to New York City when I was 17 years I was forced to live in an abandoned factory building for three months until I secured employment," Merriam said. "I certainly can appreciate what these people are up against, especially in troubled times."

Organizations: Fair Trade Community CafÉs

Geographic location: Truro, New York City

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  • Craig
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    What is the Cafes don't sell for $5000? Does he own the building or just the buisness name, what about the Bible Hill location which is really struggling, I heard?

  • Countrygal
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    Another story about somebody in the community who is doing something positive. Keep up the good work - you're quite a guy!

  • Bunyun
    March 01, 2010 - 14:39

    OK Craig...Do us all a favor and pick up your keyboard and smash it over your head now.
    This man wants to do good things,positive things for people. Maybe you should pitch in and help out?

    Great job Mr. Merriam! Thank-You for your kindness!