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CHESTER — The Chester-Newell F.I.S.H. (Friends In Sending Help) group will mark its fiftieth anniversary of service to the neighborhood subsequent yr.

According to Ed LaNeve, president of the non-profit’s board of administrators, F.I.S.H. has been offering emergency assist for these in northern Hancock County since 1972. Inspired by the ideas outlined by Jesus Christ and his apostles, F.I.S.H. represents most of the Christian church buildings throughout the Chester, Newell and New Manchester areas.

LaNeve defined that the group appears to be like to the neighborhood, whether or not or not it’s colleges or native companies, for meals or financial donations to F.I.S.H.

“Several churches and individuals (also) have been with us from our beginning, (and) new sources of donations join us each year. We appreciate all donations (large and small), and we distribute what we receive to those in need,” he added.

For instance, Mountaineer has supplied meals donations and turkey donations at Thanksgiving for a few years.

Over its historical past, the mission focus of the Chester-Newell F.I.S.H. has modified as its shopper base and monetary constraints additionally has advanced.

“The one constant through all the years has been the providing of food to the needy of the area. Other fields, such as transportation to medical appointments and financial assistance for utility bills, have come and gone,” LaNeve defined.

The pantry as soon as operated throughout weekdays with meals deliveries to dwelling, however the elevated numbers needing help made this association inconceivable to take care of. So at present’s F.I.S.H. opens its pantry at 10 a.m. Saturdays to distribute pre-registered meals parcels to make sure there’s sufficient for distribution. LaNeve stated the group can also present meals reward certificates for an space meals retailer for perishable objects when funds allow.

“We average (more than) 100 calls per month, so even a $10 gift certificate would involve an expenditure of $1,000 a month. Recent donations, such as the Rabenstein endowments through Westminister Presbyterian Church have enabled F.I.S.H. to give out higher value gift cards to clients,” he added. The variety of purchasers will increase to 150 per 30 days round holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter with household dimension averaging 3.5 people. This represents 4,800 people receiving F.I.S.H. help yearly within the Chester-Newell-New Manchester areas.

The program has roots within the Anglican Church abroad with those that wished to feed the hungry as proven within the Matthew 25 parable earlier than arriving within the East Liverpool space within the late Sixties. Father Joseph Fata of St. Aloysius Church then launched it to volunteers within the Chester-Newell space.

To volunteer or donate to Chester-Newell F.I.S.H.’s efforts, contact the group’s secretary Cathy Glass by mail at 1472 Locust Hill Road; Chester, W.Va. 26034 or attain them by cellphone at 330-385-0445.

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