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Letter from our Board Chair Rev. Thomas Corbell

Dear Friends of Iredell Adult Day Services/ElderCenter,

Hal Brady recounts this story about William Booth during the Boer War (Oct 11, 1899 – May 31, 1902) A hungry group of people gathered to discuss the distribution of a small amount of food that was left. It was understood that each church represented would try to take care of its own members.

An Episcopal rector said, "All who belong to my denomination, follow me." A Presbyterian said, "You Presbyterians, all of you, come with me." The other denominations followed suit. Then, in a moment, the quiet unassuming Salvation Army officer rose and said, "All you fellows and gals who belong to nobody, follow me."

Iredell Adult Day Services (ElderCenter) has reached out and provided a safe haven, social context and interaction, nutritious meals and incredible love to the residents of Iredell County for over 30 years. It doesn’t matter if they are rich or poor, black or white, known or unknown. We love and care about our clients. We are privileged to provide care for loved ones while their primary caregivers have to go to work.

Today we continue with those services and that love. Someone once said: When God measures a person, He puts the tape not around the head but around the heart. I have been working with this beautiful organization since 1991. I know from personal experience that their heart for the people of Iredell County is real and amazing!

Pastor Tom Corbell

Board President

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