NewsLetter from Merlin

Hello everyone,

All of you were involved in the past outreaches and/or the pantry on Saturday, the 6th. I may have missed others; so please forward this also to potential future volunteers. Thank you for your willingness to serve the community unconditionally. Altogether, there were 40+ volunteers for the entire pantry from preparation to clean up; about half were first time volunteers. Please check out this link

We served more than 200 families at the corner of 10th/Rural; half of them were new to the FHL Pantry. The parking was a challenge but things went very. Everyone worked hard and was energized by the accomplishment of the entire team at the end of the day.

I spoke with several volunteers regarding the FHL’s “Kindness Weekend”. This event is similar to the Mobile Food Pantry but we serve the community in other ways other than food pantry. Some of the weekend (Saturday) outreaches are painting, light construction, gardening, trash pick ups, etc. Most of the projects are family-friendly and everyone can participate. The similarity is that we visit different areas of the community to serve as a catalyst for garnering active participation in community service from Indianapolis area churches, businesses, government and educational institutions. Stay tune for the next ‘Kindness Weekend’.

If you would like to know more about FHL’s ‘Kindness Weekend’, please join us at the Business Appreciation Luncheon at GT South BBQ located at 71st St. west of Binford on Sept. 16th from 11:30a-1:00p. We only have limited seats available. If you are interested for this Free luncheon, please RSVP me by responding to this email by Tuesday, the 9th. Many businesses in the area had served with FHL in the past. You will hear some of their testimonials.

You were part of the positive change in the community; we touched countless people. I would like to encourage you to invite others to join us in the near future. To experience the blessings in serving.

FHL is currently interviewing for volunteers/Interns. Please let me know if you know anyone who might be interested in on-the-job training in areas of administrative, events and program planning, technology, media and communications, marketing and promotions, etc. You will learn first hand how to be a catalyst of positive changes in our city.


Merlin Gonzales

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