day of service

Members of the Democratic Women’s Caucus participated in a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They contributed their time to the Payson Homeless and Homeless Veterans Initiative. Among those taking part were, from left, Theresa Kelleher, Pat Smith, Bettie Julkes, PHHVI staff member and chef Kara, and Marie Fasano.

As part of the Day of Service honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, Jan. 18 — and as a part of the Biden Inaugural celebration — the Women’s Caucus of the Democrats of Rim Country took part in serving supper at the Payson Homeless & Homeless Veterans Initiative.

King was aware of the problems of hunger and poverty in our country and sought ways to solve them. Like King, Biden recognizes the many economic problems facing Americans today, and he will work to find solutions.

Several people were served dinner and received assistance from the staff at the warming center. The center, at the Mount Cross Lutheran church, not only offers a hot meal, but warm clothing, resources, showers, and more. They assist the homeless, and also those people who are struggling to make ends meet. Meals are offered seven days a week.

If you or your family needs help or you’d like more information, phone 928-474-3190 or email

If you’d like to help, send donations to PHHVI, P.O. Box 2732, Payson AZ 85547 and support feeding the hungry in Rim Country.

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