The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

December 17, 2012

Filling boxes to help those in need

By BRAD KELLAR
Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — Volunteers are expected to be busy this week, filling the boxes which will provide extra food to families in need this Christmas.

The individuals will man an assembly line Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings on the loading dock behind the GEUS David McCalla Building on Wesley Street, to assemble and fill hundreds of boxes for needy families.

Wally Jeffers, executive director of Hunt County Shared Ministries (FISH) — one of 21 charities, service organizations and businesses who have combined forces this year — said any and all help would be welcome during this week’s effort.

The baskets will be distributed to pre-registered families on Dec. 22.

Those wanting more information, or who may want to make a donation or volunteer to assist with Hunt County Gives, can call 903-455-0545 or email jbays@hcsmfish.org.

Along with FISH, Hunt County Gives includes Hands of Compassion, Twelve Overflowing Baskets, Because We Care Food Pantry, First United Methodist Church in Commerce, Aldersgate Church in Greenville, the Salvation Army, the United Way of Hunt County, the Greenville Kiwanis Club, the Knights of Columbus, the Greenville Noon and Daybreak Rotary Clubs, the Altrusa Club, L-3 Mission Integration, Crossroads Mall, Home Depot, GEUS, Brookshire’s in Greenville, Wal-Mart in Greenville, Super One in Greenville and Sav-A-Lot.

Hunt County Gives had set a goal of assisting 1,200 families across the county during the Christmas season.