Retired Couple Named Community Heroes
Fred and Mary Lou Haskell were sitting in the audience of a community awards banquet when Mary Lou realized something: “Fred, they are talking about us!”
Earlier this summer, the Haskells who are in their mid-80s were two of four White River Community Champion Award honorees for 2019.
The White River Communities Families First Coalition — with about 200 community service representatives — started the award in 2011 to recognize people, businesses, organizations and churches who start something and see it through on behalf of the community.
For the Haskells, they are part of a long-running church outreach in Bonney Lake, Wash., that has been serving local families for more than 30 years and currently helps nearly 90 families a month with clothing, hygiene items and household commodities. They started leading their community service project six years ago.
Continue reading to see how the Haskell's have been impacting the community with the Bonney Lake Church!