“Sowing seeds of hope” for Thanksgiving in Perry County
Marion non-profit Sowing Seeds of Hope (SSOH) hosted its annual distribution of Thanksgiving food bags on November 17.
On Thursday, Nov. 17, Sowing Seeds of Hope staff, Judson College student volunteers, and members of Mountain Brook Baptist Church and First Presbyterian Church of Tuscaloosa met at the SSOH Job Training Center in Marion, Ala., to sort, package, and distribute 227 bags to Perry County residents in need of Thanksgiving meals.
Volunteers decorated brown paper bags with “Happy Thanksgiving” messages and filled them with rice, potatoes, bread, canned goods, and Marion Food Valu gift cards.
Audri Thicklin, Judson College freshman from Hayneville, Ala., said that the experience “made her heart smile that we would be helping so many families” in Perry County. “The best part,” Thicklin continued, was working with fellow Judson students, SSOH and local churches, and members from the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa churches “for one common goal. The project pushed us to communicate with each other to get the job done…I would do it all again.”
Sowing Seeds of Hope (SSOH) is a non-profit organization located in Marion, Ala. that is dedicated to improving the quality of living and working in Perry County through economic and community development initiatives. For more information about the project or other SSOH initiatives, contact Frances Ford, Executive Director of Sowing Seeds of Hope, at 334.683.6152.