Ministry helping needy in valley
Caring Hearts services now available at Harvest Bible Church
By HEATHER SMATHERS/The Daily News Oct 12, 2010
MOHAVE VALLEY — Caring Hearts Food Ministry has found a permanent location to distribute food and clothing to families in the Tri-state.
Caring Hearts founder Marci Burke said the ministry has taken up residence in the Harvest Bible Church in Mohave Valley.
“We wanted to have a presence that was more in the valley for the working needy,” Burke said.
The ministry provides food boxes for families, as well as clothing and hygiene products.
Burke said she also feeds the homeless and provides personal hygiene kits to homeless people with all of the necessities needed.
No one is ever pre-qualified to receive commodities, Burke said.
“If we have it, you’re welcome to it,” Burke said. “It is hard enough to come in and have to ask for help, so we don’t qualify anyone.”
Caring Hearts Food Ministries have been in existence for about two and a half years, Burke said, but have been a nonprofit organization for about one year.
Burke was recently the recipient of clothing donated by the We Care Thrift and Gift, a thrift store operated by the We Care Cancer Support group. The clothing was donated to the store for sale; store managers felt the community would be better served by giving the clothing away.
“We wanted to donate the remaining clothes to Marci because she has the same mind set we do, that they should be given away and not sold,” said Karen Morris, corporate officer for We Care.
Burke said people needing assistance are welcome to stop by the Harvest Bible Church, 6870 Highway 95, Monday, Wednesday or Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Appointments are not needed.
For more information on the Caring Heart Food Ministry and their programs, call Burke at 928-444-0105.