Marvin's Mission: Group of volunteers carry out veteran's legacy

- Every Thursday and Sunday for three years, Marvin Ferguson would pull out the grill to serve a hot breakfast to the homeless at Bonsall Park.

Sadly, the veteran passed away in December, but a group of volunteers are making sure his legacy lives on.

"He was a very loving man, caring. He just wanted to help the homeless and inspired all of us to do the same," said Debbie Hartely, coordinator of the Marvin's Mission group.

Hartley says it's all about being there for those that are less fortunate.

"We've had a few of them that have actually come back. They were down on their luck and we just recently had one that came out and he's doing good now. He's got a home, a job, a place for his family."

Hartley hopes to hear more stories like that one.

After the news spread of Marvin's work last year, there have been helping hands. Even a barber comes out at least once a month, and the food -- people begin lining up at 7:45 a.m.

Although it's a lot of work to feed dozens of people twice a week, for this group, it's all worth it.

If you're interested in helping out, you can bring donations to Bonsall Park on Thursday and Sunday mornings.

Bonsall Park
59th Avenue and Bethany Home Road
Glendale, AZ 85301

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