Bertha’s Mission Raises More than $10,000 to Feed Hungry

(BEDFORD) – Bertha’s Mission Uncover Hunger held on Saturday raised more than $10,000 to feed Lawrence County’s hungry.

Janice Nickeo Pendergrass, founder and director of Bertha’s Mission, presented awards to two volunteers for their dedication and commitment during the event held at the  Shamrock Center.

Janice Nickeo Pendergrass recognizes Sandy Young and Josh Carter for their dedication.

Sandy Young, has volunteered at Bertha’s Mission since 2014.

Josh Carter began volunteering in 2016. He has only missed one day in three years of volunteering.

For more than six years, Bertha’s Mission has been blessed with support from churches, businesses and organizations to serve approximately 60 meals Tuesdays through Thursday at their location at 512 Lincoln Avenue in Bedford.

They also deliver between 110-120 meals to those that are homebound.

Annually they host community Easter and Thanksgiving dinners in partnership with the First Baptist Church.

As they move forward, Bertha’s Mission would like to expand their services in Lawrence County. They hope to open a site in Mitchell and serve meals five days a week in Bedford.

Pendergrass invites the community to stop by to see what the Mission is all about.

Volunteers are usually at the Mission from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Meals are served from 1 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. each of those days.

If you are coming in a large group or would like someone to speak at your church, business or organization call Janice Nickeo-Pendergrass at 317-480-0085.

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