About F I S H/Friends In Service Helping
FISH stands for "Friends in Service Helping Others." Friends are there for a helping hand when you need it. Friends are not there to be taken advantage of by those unwilling to help themselves. Distinguishing between these two groups is something that FISH, as a private charitable organization, can do but the government cannot. FISH allows churches, local government and local businesses to make one monthly contribution and to send those in need to one central location, rather than each church and local organization being solicited one at a time by those who make it a profession of praying on the charitable nature of our good citizens.
FISH is governed by a board of directors drawn from community leaders who have shown special interest in the plight of those in need in their community. Twenty-two staff members and over 120 volunteers work side-by-side to meet the challenges of the mission of FISH every day. Our volunteers come from every walk of life and include professionals, retirees, and students. Together, they are the heroes who serve our community.