Stories

"An Answered Prayer"

Bad news is something Ashley Barrios of Jerseyville has grown accustomed to over the past three years.

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Fleeing from war, Feven finds freedom at Catholic Charities

When she was just 18-years-old, Feven Teklebrhan fled to America from her war-torn home country of Eritrea in east Africa. Feven had to escape after her uncle joined the war tearing apart the country, fighting for freedom. Feven had to flee, or be tracked down and killed for her uncle’s brave decision.

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Keeping busy with the Thompsons

Betty Thompson of Decatur is not your typical Meals on Wheels client. Yes, she does receive the meals. Yes, it is on a regular basis, and yes, she is very appreciative of the service. But what sets Betty apart from the other recipients is that Betty was once a volunteer for the program, making those delicious and healthy deliveries herself.

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