“When the community center burned to the ground in February, the kitchen and everything we had in it for Meals on Wheels was gone."
“Everything happens for a reason. When the community center burned to the ground in February, the kitchen and everything we had in it for Meals on Wheels was gone. But if the fire hadn't happened, I wouldn't have this place here. But, I mean, girl I love this place that everyone built for us.
I love this community. They came together and they brought stuff in and they built this place. I thought it's gonna take a long time. But it was so quick. And I just say thank you, Jesus. This is about feeding people who need help. And you know we all are helpers of one another, and people need to realize that it's not about race or nothing. It’s about Jesus, doing the right thing for each other. So, this is just wonderful.
This, this is the best job I've ever had in my entire life. I’ve been doing it since 1997. I used to work in a restaurant and a friend of mine told me I needed to cook for Meals on Wheels. She said, ‘You need to do it.’ For a long time, I wanted to be an LPN. But that didn't work out. But this right here, this is good, this is fantastic. I just feel like a queen coming in here to work. This place, where I get to cook and work with the volunteers, it makes me happy. I am like a little kid sometimes, I am so happy. I just look around this place and think, ‘Oh, this is just awesome.’
I got four drivers every week. I do a route too. I got to see how our folks are doing, you know, just talk or take them to the store, take out their trash. See if they need anything. We do that every day. You know, this is good. I just love it. God is good. He guides me and gives me the strength and, you know, the ability to do this.
I grew up here, here in Shamrock. I love it. Just loving one another. This world should be this way. We should be helpers of one another. No thinking we're better than anybody. We should help people. If you know something happened to somebody out there, go help. Somebody needs food. Somebody needs help with bills. We should help out. You know, get together and help each other.” -- Eva Joyce #Texas