For the last several years, Keith Stern and Ed Wilson have driven to the Serve New England warehouse in northern Massachusetts to pick up the food for holiday basket distribution.
They arrive at the loading dock at 5:30 a.m. and get back to Springfield in time for the distribution. Without the volunteer efforts of Keith and Ed, holiday basket distribution would be nearly impossible.
These guys are our heroes and they do it without accepting any pay! We want to publicly thank them for their invaluable service.
Russ Warren always cheerfully donates his time to shovel off our flat roofs after a heavy snowfall.
He's been busy this season so far. Thank you for your wonderful volunteer spirit.
During school vacation six girls from a local Scout Troop came to the Family Center to work with our cook, Lynn Colson, in our kitchen.
They helped prepare the noonday meal, tried some new foods and learned all about what it takes to serve a meal to 50-60 people.
It was a great learning experience for the girls and a wonderful volunteer help for the Center. Both parties benefited from the experience and it was a great way for the young people to spend a vacation day.