REED CITY — Friends and neighbors will gather Saturday, April 2, to join in reaching out to help a man who for years touched the Reed City area community in many ways.

Dave Moe, former newspaper editor, businessman, pastor, and elected community official, has been struck with severe health issues since February of this year and is presently in Texas with his wife Cheryl where he slowly recovers — but without the benefit of health insurance.

Recognizing the Moe family has little or no income, friends and former neighbors will gather at a Luau Benefit Dinner to be held at Reed City’s Church of the Nazarene, (5300 220th Avenue), for an evening of good food and fellowship dedicated to raising money to help the family with growing medical expenses.

Dave Moe is a former owner and editor of Reed City’s newspaper, publisher of the Northern Michigan Christian, and most recently submitted news reports to The Voice.

He has been active in local school districts, and served local parishes as preacher and pastor as well as serving as the Osceola County Sheriff’s Department chaplain for a period of time.

Family members hope to raise enough money to bring him back to this area where they will be better equipped to assist in his recovery.

“The family is praying that, along with the help of family and friends, enough money can be raised to help with medical expenses and bring Dave and Cheryl back to Michigan where they will heave the support they need,” noted organizer Heather Stevens.

“With Cheryl’s limited physical ability, she can use our help to take care of Dave.”

Suggested donations for the expansive benefit dinner are $8 for adults, $3 for kids 6-12. Kids under the age of five eat free!

For more information on the outreach, contact Steven’s at (419) 438-0474, or Sue Kailing at (231) 832-9898.