Citizen of the Week: Nancy Stepp

It takes dozens of volunteers to make sure Providence Ministries' annual Thanksgiving and Christmas meals go off without a hitch.

For the past several years, Nancy Stepp has been one of those volunteers, said Providence Ministries founder and CEO Roy Johnson.

"She enjoys volunteering. She comes with her family and is always ready to help out in any way," Johnson said. "She has a giving spirit, always wants to help others. She has been a real blessing to the ministry."

This Thanksgiving, Providence served some 700 meals, about half at its headquarters at 711 S. Hamilton St. and the rest as to-go boxes. Johnson said Stepp was there helping out in any way she could.

"She's also a member of the FAN Club. That stands for Friends and Neighbors. They do a toy drive to collect toys for our Christmas program," Johnson said.

Each year at its Christmas dinner, Providence gives away toys to children under 12. It gave away more than 5,000 toys last year and relies on gifts and donations to provide those toys to children.

For her efforts to make Providence Ministries' holiday meals enjoyable for all involved, and for her efforts with the toy drive, the Daily Citizen-News names Nancy Stepp Citizen of the Week.

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