Today we would like to celebrate International Women’s Day with you by sharing the story of a truly remarkable woman and her even more remarkable work.

Ann Fleming is a woman with a mission – a mission she’s had since 1995 when she founded Caring Hands Ministries with her husband Charles Fleming and the late Mervin Caudell to help people in northeast Georgia with emergency assistance including food, utility assistance, homeless prevention, job readiness, self-sufficiency and community programs such as their annual community Christmas dinner for over 600 people.

Ann leads an all-volunteer ministry serving more than 4,000 people each year and we are proud to be one of their long-term partners assisting with cash grants for assistance in paying utility bills, as well in-kind items such as winter coats, blankets, and shoes, and more.

And this is what Ann wants our supporters to know: “You are not only meeting needs you are changing lives and, more often than you might think, you are saving lives.”