We all seem to enjoy -- and perhaps even need -- to hear stories about small acts that have great impacts: stories of mustard seeds, stone soup, or a widow's mite.
As FISH celebrates 40 years of service we focus on a remarkable story: one young mother, inspired by an article she read in Reader's Digest; a small fellowship of others who were attracted to the idea of personal involvement; a need within the community. Our founders knew their small gestures of kindness and caring were helpful, but they never imagined that they were laying the foundation for the service organization that FISH has become today.
Earlier this year we invited several of the founders to recall their work together in the 1970s. As we listened, we were inspired to share their experiences with you - our supporters.
You are an integral part of our story. To help us celebrate, please send your photos, stories, service projects or other recollections of your work for FISH. In the coming months we plan to highlight these stories on our website and to archive your contributions of service in at Swem Library.
40 years ago our founders offered their services in an informal and very personal way. They cooked and delivered hot meals, visited shut-ins, provided babysitting in emergency settings, and gathered clothing to share from their own closets. They met their neighbors-in-need wherever they were. Sometimes that meant a trip to the jail, the police station, the bus stop, or the doorsteps of a local church.
Changes in how FISH works reflect changes in our community. Please help us tell that story! Share this invitation with your members. Invite them to make our story more complete and to inspire others!
You are an integral part of our story! We invite you to send photos, stories, service projects or other recollections of your work for FISH to firstname.lastname@example.org or
312 Waller Mill Road #800
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Check out more photos at our photo album here: https://goo.gl/photos/gdJfCJafnE6guTZ28