Smith's Food and Drug employees and customers made contributions to two community organizations today. (Ernie Over photo)

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Every year the employees at Smith’s Food and Drug in Riverton make a donation to a charity. The store also puts out coin receptacles in the check out lanes for spare change, with the proceeds going to another non-profit.

This year, the employees raised $1,900 for the Good Samaritan Center, Fremont County’s Homeless Shelter here in Riverton. The coin boxes yielded, in just the past four months, $1,100 for the Set Free Church.

Store manager James Kraft made the presentation of the checks this afternoon. Receiving for the Good Samaritan Shelter was director Peter Dvorkk and for Set Free Church were Bez Bullshows and Richard Mills. 

“We are glad to support our local community,” Kraft said.

After receiving Set Free’s check, Mills was heard to say, “We’ll be right back up here to spend it!”

Richard Mills, left, and Bez Bullshows accepted an $1,100 check from Smith's Manager James Kraft. (Ernie Over photo)

Richard Mills, left, and Bez Bullshows accepted an $1,100 check from Smith’s Manager James Kraft. (Ernie Over photo)

Good Samaritan Shelter Director Peter Dvokk accepted the employees check for $1,900 from James Kraft. (Ernie Over photo)

Good Samaritan Shelter Director Peter Dvorkk accepted the employees check for $1,900 from James Kraft. (Ernie Over photo)