Area Churches Feed Care-A-Vanners
•October 7, 2015•
By Mike Brothers
There is more to Habitat for Humanity in Sullivan than building homes, even though they are nearing completion of the 26th house in Moultrie County.
While Habitat Care-A-Vanners from all over the country spend two week stints volunteering labor on the latest home, Sullivan has gone above and beyond most communities by providing a place for volunteers to park their campers and daily meals coordinated by the Sullivan area Ministerial Alliance.
“This doesn’t just happen,” Care-A-Vanner team leader Bob Gillespie said of the treatment his group has received since it arrived here. “We’re talking about full meals. We had pork, mashed potatoes and gravy for lunch yesterday.”
Local Habitat board chairman Gary Smith explained the noon meals are provided through the generosity of area churches.
“We will take them out for an evening meal on Friday,” Smith said, commending the local churches and organizations for pitching in to make the volunteers feel welcome.
Pastor Paul McGhghy came up with the idea and presented it to members of the Ministerial Alliance. “We talked about it at our meeting, and I sent emails to schedule the churches,” Pastor McGhghy said, noting the Alliance is very close and has worked together on other projects. Read More