Quail Run RV Park Helps Arizona's Needy
During the month, several of the residents from the Quail Run RV Park in Arizona City, Ariz., have coordinated Food Blitz’ for the Helping Hands Food Bank located in Arizona City.
The latest was held March 15 and several residents stopped by the Community Center of Arizona City with five carloads of food, clothing and other staple goods they had collected in their most recent food drive, the Arizona City Independent reported.
Gary Biancini, pastor of the Living Hope Community Church and director of Helping Hands, said, “We are so thankful for the kindness and generosity of the residents of the park. What an incredible blessing! I am totally amazed at the amount of food, clothing and staples collected. This will truly help fill our shelves so we will be able to help many more hurting people during these difficult days. God bless you for all your hard work.”
Bill and Yvonne Shockley, who help manage the food bank, were shocked when they saw the amount of food donated. “WOW!” was about all they could say.
Those involved with the Food Blitz were as follows: Pastor Dale and Carole Novasky, Sandy and Carl Ahlstrom, Mary and Terry Leonard, Elaine Neese, Jeff Donaldson, Janet & George Reid, Helen Bjelde, Kathy Weyers, Karen and Vern Moyer, Lynn and Bob Baker, Barb and Hugh Barnhill,and Snookie Quinn.
Biancini and his wife, Margie, had the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to sit down with the Novasky and his wife ,Carole, along with several ladies from the park, to discuss ways they could help with the food bank, have more food drives within the park and some new possibilities to volunteer in the community such as helping the Boys and Girls Club, etc. that would impact the community while they are here each year.
Helping Hands of Arizona City is a not-for-profit organization, which has a big heart for those in our town who have fallen on hard times or are going through difficulties, and just need a little extra help. The goal is to help in one of several ways, such as through getting an emergency food box, or being able to purchase clothes for very reasonable prices at the Thrift Store.
On a case-by-case basis, some help has been given to help with rental assistance, power bills, etc. but due to shortage of funds that help has been very limited.
Helping Hands also sponsors food distributions three times per month. Information about those programs are available by calling the office at (520) 466-7255.