There are many of us who talk about doing good, but very few who actually get out there and do it.
Abby Francis of East Liverpool is one of those who not only "talks the talk" but "walks the walk."
She saw a need within our community, and instead of leaving it for someone else, she picked up the mantle and is leading the charge.
We are encouraged by her stance.
Francis, in partnership with the local Salvation Army and Maxi's Lunch Box, has started "Feed the Town Project," a program set up to assist welfare recipients who may be running low on food stamps at the end of the month. It's a chance for them to receive a free meal.
There are many local offerings available to those who are in need, whether it be food, clothing or shelter - and we salute all those volunteers who give of their time to help others. Many area churches, social clubs, and safety forces are behind these organized efforts. And again, their assistance is overwhelming when one is in need, especially around the holidays.
Francis' initial effort provided 45 meals to locals in the East Liverpool area, and she already is looking to expand into neighboring communities.
Volunteerism can be time consuming, especially when one is taking on the role of organizer. It takes a dedicated person. Francis seems to be that type of individual.
We applaud her selfless endeavor.