A community with a big heart
Hartselle and Morgan County have a big heart for helping the community.
In the last couple of weeks, we have seen that generosity on display.
Hartselle’s Caring Day had one of the most successful years in recent memory. More than 13,000 non-perishable food items were collected, along with 97 turkeys and one ham.
This will allow some needy families to have a happy Thanksgiving. The food was spread out among the local food pantries.
In addition to that, a local group of teenage boys were raising money for breast cancer. The Stomping Every Cancer (SEC) team is one of the many Relay for Life teams that are raising money for cancer awareness.
They had a unique way of raising money and it has been very successful not only at raising money, but also raising awareness for breast cancer and all cancers.
On Monday night, F.A.C.E.S. of Morgan County also held its annual auction at the Hartselle Fine Arts Center. The event set an all-time record with $35,066 at their 14th annual Christmas auction
The organization, which stands for Families and Children Experiencing Separation, helps foster children and families and at-risk children in protective services.
Julie Murphy, F.A.C.E.S. board director, said the money raised at the auction will help F.A.C.E.S. fund next year’s needs.
“We spent about $16,000 on school clothes, supplies and backpacks for all of our foster and protective services kids this year,” Murphy said in a story this week. “We often help with little league fees, ball uniforms, church camps, ballet classes and much more. We can also help them try to get scholarships for these activities to cut the costs for families.”
All in all, that’s a lot of generosity shown by local residents to help these charities help the needy of Morgan County.
Isn’t it great to be living in such a loving community?
Brent Maze is the managing editor of the Hartselle Enquirer.