Joan Metts a 92 year old resident of Ashwood Place has had a lifetime dream of winning the lottery and donating it to the homeless. Joan and a friend had volunteered at the Access Soup Kitchen for years and she still feels the need to help. So on September 9, 2013 Ashwood Place along with the unbelievable support from the Frankfort community helped Joan to donate an entire truck load of food, cleaning supplies, 60 “bath in a bag” kits, and $500 in cash to Andrew Baker, Director of the Access Soup Kitchen and Mens Shelter. But the dream wasn’t complete so we purchased 6 lottery tickets for her chance to “win the lottery”. Although it wasn’t as much as Joan had hoped for she was able to add an additional $11 to the overwhelming donation. Ashwood Place has been collecting donated items and money since August 3rd when we started the campaign of “Helping Joan Help Others”. Our biggest day of donations came from the outpouring of kindness we were shown at Save A Lot – Eastside. The majority of the stories we heard were from people who said they have in the past needed a meal themselves or from those who said they were close to needing one now. Donations were received for hygiene supplies by Mortenson Family Dental, Nikki’s Loving Care, Home Instead Senior Care, and Ashwood Place employees. Arthur Williams a former employee of Ashwood and member of the NERD Collegiate, LLC foundation heard of Joan’s story and the Frankfort Chapter of NERD Collegiate, LLC has decided to make a movement in Joan’s honor called the Joan Foundation collecting in her name and donating to the Access Soup Kitchen. Also this could not have happened without Froggy 104.9 and The Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce getting the word out.