Volunteers and CASA of Marshall County help make the Fourth even more special

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Dozens of volunteers are helping an organization make the Fourth of July weekend a little more special for some residents in Marshall County.

“Thank you very much for coming and spending your day and morning with us,” CASA of Marshall County Executive Director Shirley Holland says.

Dozens of volunteers are lined up around a square of cans, food, and bright American flags in a building in Guntersville.

It’s Wednesday morning, and there’s a task ahead of them in a project to help CASA of Marshall County do the good work it’s dedicated to. “Everyone does things at Christmas,” volunteer Carol Harper explains, “There are lots of organizations that help folks at Christmas, but it’s great to be able to do something in the middle of the year.”

Harper is one of the many volunteers ready to help make a difference. “We are trying to let the elderly and homebound know that we care about them and we remember them,” Holland says, “We’re taking them a special food and gift bag.”

Holland says the finished bags will go to people from Arab to Boaz.

They’re stuffed by plenty of hands, full of a meal appropriate for the holiday, and ready to head out to homes across the county.

With a smile and an exchange, the full bags are passed from hand to hand to residents across Marshall County. “These are people that we serve throughout the year and not just one time today,” Holland says.

“While I’m sure they’re excited to have a bag of food, probably they’re more excited to have a visitor,” Harper says, “So I’m excited to be able to be that visitor today.”

In an assembly line that ranges from rows to bags to doors, the end product is a gesture goes a long way.

To learn more about how to volunteer with CASA of Marshall County, follow this link.