On Thursday October 12th, I had the pleasure, along with Commissioners Joseph McMullen and Sal Ramos, to attend the Inaugural Reception of the West Orange Foundation at Lake Meadows Natural Farms. I was very proud to see so many people there that work so hard for our community in support of those in need. Our very own HapCO Organization, run by Commissioner Joseph McMullen, and the Oakland Nature Preserve were recipients of grants from the West Orange Foundation. I encourage you to learn more about these organizations and congratulate them for their work. Additionally, if you have not been to Lake Meadows Natural Farms, you should go visit. They have a wonderful store in a beautiful location and were also great hosts for this event. These are the kind of efforts that keep our community and small town so very special.