By Becky Holland, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marshall- Carolyn and David Snow began a ministry to help others around eight years ago after they couple retired. They started Marshall’s My Friend’s House in the old Taylor House in downtown Marshall, just south of the Harrison County Courthouse.
Carolyn Snow explained, “There we had free meals and others. That house later burned down, and then we opened the shelter on Elysian Fields Avenue in 2011.”
“We are a non-profit organization, and are IRS as a 501 C3 public charity,” she said. “Donations are tax deductible.
Snow said they also offer a place for those who are homeless individuals. “We are small, and right now we have 17 people, so we are full.”
The ministry also has a thrift store. “This profits from the store helps to support the shelter. We give things to residents and to others who need them,” Snow said.
“We do provide a place for folks to donate their unneeded items, and a place for churches to send travelers who need a place to stay, if we are not full,” she said. “Volunteers are welcome, and volunteers do benefit from being able to help their fellow citizens.”
She added, “And they also gain an understanding the nature and extent of homelessness in Marshall.”
For more information, call 903-938-1918 or 903-930-8931.