“Orchard Ladder” by Robert Beck
You can ignore getting old, but it doesn’t ignore you. If you are a long-time resident of Lambertville, a senior who lost their spouse and has no family, you developed throat cancer and can’t speak, and now you’re facing eviction, you are in a bad spot. You need an advocate.
That is one of the seventeen-hundred clients Fisherman’s Mark saw last year, each compelling and unique. Most of these people never imagined being in such hard situations, but misfortune is equal opportunity.
We also made sure people who wouldn’t have otherwise had food—including a lot of kids—got something nutritious to eat. The free MARKet processed fourteen tons of it. The need is there.
For 43 years, Fisherman’s Mark has answered the door regardless of the issue, including reacting immediately to disasters, like the floods. The Mark doesn’t give people money, but we need it to function. We target specific needs and operate economically. A monetary donation is the best way to make a big difference in people’s lives.
We are a small staff supported by volunteers, socially concerned business partnerships, and a generous community. There is no direct government financial assistance. We rely on donations.
This is the place we proudly tell people we are from. A community that’s there for its neighbors. We will be there for you if you need it. Please donate. Be the help that’s needed.