A torrential downpour didn’t stop these volunteers from giving out food in the Grove

Mary Logan Woolsey organized the recent drive-through Farm Share Distribution event at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Coconut Grove. She is a Junior Advisory Board member with Joshua’s Heart Foundation at Ransom Everglades School in Coconut Grove. PHOTO BY TEEKAY/3PM MEDIA


The early Saturday, September morning was rainy and windy, but student organizer Mary Logan Woolsey, 16, and all her volunteers managed to give away enough food and personal care items for 350 families in spite of the weather.

They arrived at 7 a.m. at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Coconut Grove to set up the Farm Share food bank produce, chicken, milk, bread, cheese and canned goods for distribution. They also needed to unpack body wash, liquid hand soap and toilet paper donated by Joshua’s Heart Foundation and the Woolsey family.

“One thing we could not have foreseen, was the fact that a tropical storm blew through in the middle of the distribution,” Mary Logan said. “We found out only one day in advance, so we had very little time to prepare.”

She said the downpours and large gusts of wind made it difficult to keep the tents “upright and functioning.”

“The most surprising and amazing aspect of it all was how positive everyone remained, even while they were being totally soaked by the rain. All the volunteers kept working without questions or complaints, and just carried on as if nothing had changed.”

Source: Miami Herald

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