Over the past seven years, Mary Ellen and John have kept their bond strong and helped their community with their volunteer efforts. Every Friday, the couple arrives at either the Holy Family Food Pantry or St. John's Breadline, ready to help Catholic Charities serve their community.
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.
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.