Crisis Control partners with HARRY to provide food for vets

Volunteers with HARRY Veterans Community Outreach Services during the giveaway event on Saturday, April 3.

Crisis Control partners with HARRY to provide food for vets
April 07
12:57 2021

Last weekend Crisis Control Ministry partnered with HARRY (Helping Advocate Research Respond for You) Veterans Community Outreach Services and Goler Memorial AME Zion Church to provide boxes of food and gift bags for local veterans and civilians.

During the drive-thru event last Saturday, boxes of food were distributed to 100 veterans and their families. They also received gallons of milk, cereal, and other items, including Easter baskets for children provided by HARRY and Goler Memorial’s Parent Body Missionary Society. 

Most of the food was provided by Crisis Control. Abbey McCall, director of community relations, said around the holidays they usually partner with local organizations to host giveaways with surplus food at the distribution center. McCall said the boxes had enough food for 3-4 meals.

 “We’ll be giving out a non-perishable box of food and we have a good bit of food left over from the week that we wouldn’t want to go bad, so we brought some produce, lots of bread to give out, and we have milk. This is food that we pick up from our grocery store partners,” McCall continued. “I think it’s amazing that we’re able to support veterans who have served our country. So many people have been impacted by the coronavirus and it’s surprising a lot of veterans don’t know about Crisis Control Ministry as a resource, so the partnership with HARRY is a good way to get the word out there and let them know what else we do besides food assistance.”

In addition to providing food assistance, Crisis Control also helps veterans with pharmacy medications and financial assistance. 

Founded in 2008 to honor the life and legacy of ex-Marine Harry Smith, HARRY is one of the few organizations in the area designed to advocate for the wellbeing of veterans. The mission of the nonprofit organization is to provide a network that is responsive to the health, social, and economic wellbeing of veterans and their families.

“I think it’s just a good partnership with HARRY’s veterans group to let the community know we’re here as a resource.”

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