Ninth District Congressman Adam Smith will present a donation of $500 to the Des Moines Senior Center on Thursday, August 24th, at 12:00 p.m. at the Des Moines Senior Center.

The $500 is from Smith’s congressional pay raise. Although he voted against the pay raise, it became law. As he has done with past Congressional pay raises, Smith promised to donate it to local community and education programs. The $500 donation will allow the Des Moines Senior Center to purchase new tables for their daily program activities. 

“The Des Moines Senior Center is a vital part of our community, and offers a variety of excellent services to seniors,” Smith said. “I am very pleased to donate part of my pay raise to the Center and look forward to having lunch with constituents at the newly purchased tables.”

The Des Moines Senior Center’s mission is to provide a full monthly calendar of programs, services, drop-in activities, special events, classes, and a hot lunch five days a week.