It comes as no surprise to us that many of our county partners do more than just record Deeds — they perform goodDEEDS. We thought it would be a great idea to share as many of these stories as possible. By doing so we hope to raise awareness of the various charities and organizations they contribute to. We want to build their momentum and effectiveness in achieving their very important goals.

We’d like to thank Paul Wilson, Miami County Chief Deputy Recorder, Indiana, for his charitable work within his community. Throughout the years, Paul has committed a large amount of time to doing “hands-on” volunteer work. As of recent, Paul has focused on volunteering at the Manna on Main Street soup kitchen in Peru, Indiana.

Manna on Main Street is a local non-profit organization which was created through a collaboration of local churches and non-profit agencies. The purpose of doing so was to fulfill the need to provide at least one hot, nutritious meal three times a week to local citizens. The volunteer efforts include serving the lunch meals, making prayer and devotions available, and mingling at a personal level with individuals who are served. By working within the kitchen, Paul has come to understand that having Manna allows the clientele to have a meeting place to share meals, spend time with others, and assist with meeting the needs of the other patrons.

Manna on Main Street currently serves between 25-45 individuals each day the doors are open which are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week. The population served includes the elderly, disabled, homeless, and under-resourced families and individuals. Volunteers who assist with running the kitchen come from all over Miami County including the Miami County Home Ec Club, Knights of Columbus, members of numerous different community churches, as well as other civic-minded individuals.

We would like to thank Paul for his efforts and for donating time to his community.