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Hands Across Mathews makes Thanksgiving brighter for the needy

Volunteers bustled about the Hands Across Mathews distribution building on Buckley Hall Road in Mathews last Wednesday, hauling frozen turkeys and bins of fresh vegetables, sorting through dry goods, and preparing bags of groceries to pass out to needy families the day before Thanksgiving.

A group of teenagers from Cornerstone Fellowship Church in Cobbs Creek helped load items from the warehouse and carried the bags out to cars for recipients who needed help.

Scott Marshall, who coordinates the efforts of the teenagers, said that helping is one way the group can give back to the community.

“This is the most fruitful project I’ve seen,” he said. “This is the best way to help people.”

Marshall said that he’s run across a number of people outside the distribution center who have said that Hands Across Mathews is an important resource for them. One lady told him that if it weren’t for the group, her family “wouldn’t eat a week out o...

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