Community involvement made a difference

Faith, Hope, and Charity (FHC) was the setting for over 60 volunteers to ensure a hot traditional Thanksgiving meal for the shut-in and elderly in the local the community. 

Under the direction of Shirley King, over 317 meals were delivered throughout the city by volunteer drivers Saturday, Nov. 20. While forty delivery drivers were in transit, the other twenty-two volunteers continued with the dinner assembly line at the FHC Center.

King noted that this act of kindness started in 1992 with three people including herself. She proudly expressed her gratitude to the Volunteer Fire Department, all the delivery drivers and BTW Alumni who traveled from Dallas, Waco, San Antonio, California and locally to assist with the project. Donations were received from the Salvation Army, Brookshire Brothers, Sam’s Club, First National Bank of Hughes Springs, Citizens Bank, PNC Bank, FCCH, and Apple Sport Chevrolet-Ford.

Volunteers were Will Allen, Linda Canady, Emily Ehlers, Misty Ehlers, Barbarette Green, DeMarcus Harris, Velma Hodges, Alfred Johnson, Arlinda Lee, Kathryn Lynn, Nikki Lynn, Andrew McDonald, Helen McDonald, Dyanee Mitchell, Todmechia Mitchell, Joni Montgomery, Elizabeth Richardson, Pam Stelma, Barbara Stewart, Shirley Thomas, Elaine Truitt, and Holly Willemsma

Faith, Hope, and Charity (FHC) is a 501(c)(3) faith-based non-profit organization dedicated to serving local youth and resource center for needy citizens of Marlin. Donations are always welcomed and will be used to continue the mission of supporting youth, community in need and the elderly/shut-ins in Marlin. For more info, visit the website:


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