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|Marilyn Parrish at HVAF
On one of the coldest days in March, Marilyn Parrish left the comforts of her home on the north side of Indianapolis and headed downtown to meet the homeless men and women at HVAF. Her parents were both U.S. Air Force veterans who served in WWII and were married for 67 years before they passed. Their passion for helping others inspired her, and an interest in serving others was born.
“I knew I wanted to volunteer and did a Google search of veterans organizations where I could make a difference which is how I found HVAF. To know that so many of our homeless veterans come in with just the shirts on their backs- it is heartbreaking,” says Marilyn.
At HVAF each Tuesday, Marilyn volunteers in the food and clothing pantry sorting and stocking items and each Tuesday you will find her at HVAF. She has provided supplies like sharpies to label donated items. Her generosity doesn’t stop there. She also purchased a new clothing rack for the clothing pantry.
“You see needs at HVAF and how you can help and you make it happen,” says Marilyn. “I enjoy volunteering.”