Charitable hearts

“Serving God through community service” is the mission of the Morrison United Methodist Church’s Opportunity Thrift Shop, 222 S. Ninth St., Leesburg, and during a recent volunteer appreciation banquet honoring more than 140 volunteers, it was revealed that $143,093 was awarded in money and in-kind donations to more than 30 nonprofit organizations in 2017. Shown in the photo are, left to right: Sally Nebel, volunteer coordinator; Susan Merrill, Op Shop manager; and Jackie Talley, president of the Op Shop board.