I want to commend Mr. Phil Wood on his Oct. 6 op-ed piece detailing the outstanding "Rachel's Challenge: Chain Reaction" exercise recently presented at Hutchinson High School.

Mr. Wood did not mention that this was a presentation by Salthawk Community Support, a community funded program whose goal is to encourage students to be engaged in school by providing supportive listening, pairing students with community mentors, and providing programs that encourage a positive atmosphere, as well as meeting basic needs of the students, and more.

It takes many community volunteers working with Program Coordinator Nikkee Byard to reach the students in need of these services and, of course, there is always a continued need for additional volunteers and funding.

Sally Russell

Salthawk Community Support Board chair, Hutchinson