Jim Smart, the new Interim Executive Director of Link To Hope, formally Care and Share. Link To Hope is a faith based, non-profit organization that serves the needy and marginalized in Marshall County. Areas of assistance include; help with rent, utilities, medicines (no narcotics) and transportation to shelters. They will continue to network with other organizations to help close the gap in services for individuals and families in need.
Unfortunately, the last quarter of 2017 was a rough and transitional time for Care and Share and the clients. Due to legal issues, service was suspended, leaving their clients without the help they needed. Many were left searching for other ways to get by. The Board Members of Care and Share were determined and committed to find a way to re-organize and continue the ministry that has been their goal since the conception of the organization in 2004. Their focus is to continue serving the marginalized of Marshall County and give them hope for a better life.
The board met in December with the goal of establishing a new name, new direction, and new leadership. In January, Jim Smart accepted the position and the challenge to rebuild the persona and gain the support and respect from the community, and most importantly to be good servants to the families that need assistance.
Over the course of the next few months, Smart will be reaching out to the local churches, civic organizations and businesses and community leaders, throughout the county to help spread the word, that they are open and eager to serve those in need.
If you need assistance call 574-941-2273.