We provide employment opportunities within the food industry, as well as in other, related industries. We provide or coordinate access to shelter - including food and overnight lodging, transient or temporary housing, utility assistance and other real-time needs. We provide relocation assistance, helping re-establish individuals and families in a community. We assist in addressing the longer term and specific issues of family members with special needs.
As part of this Program, we have established the Corporal Marshall Denney IV Scholarship Fund.
Corporal Marshall Denney IV Scholarship Fund
Corporal Marshall Adam Denney IV, USMC, was born on February 21, 1986 in Richmond, KY and passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 18, 2012. Marshall honorably served in the United States Marine Corps from 2004 to 2009 as a combat veteran of Iraq. Following his honorable discharge in 2009, he served in the reserves until 2011. However, this does not tell the complete story of his service to his country.
M-IV’s service began as a small child with the service of his parents, Colonel Marshall and Renessa Denney III, USMC, and Colonel Jay and Kim Matos, USMC. Marshall had a passion to serve even as a small child and throughout high school participated in JROTC and always spoke of becoming United States Marine. He enlisted during his last year of high school and looked forward to earning his Eagle, Globe, and Anchor. During his initial training, he suffered a knee injury that throughout his Marine Corps career would require multiple surgeries and eventually require him to separate from the military. Many veterans would move on, however, that is not what Marshall decided to do. Upon separation, Marshall moved to San Antonio, TX and took a position as a civilian with a DoD contractor and served in this same capacity upon his move to Hawaii. He also eventually became a male military spouse in support of his wife, SSgt. Molly Denney, USAF.
The story of his continued selfless service is most impressive. Marshall’s family knew of the pain and suffering he had experienced for years prior to his passing, but they were not aware of a small campaign he had undertaken to help his fellow heroes. During his many days and evenings suffering from his own pain, M-IV began making paracord bracelets that he intended to sell at motorcycle rallies and other events to raise funds to help others who also were suffering.
Marshall IV’s wife, Molly, gifted these bracelets to family members upon Marshall’s passing and shared his story of passion for the wounded heroes and veterans returning home. Marshall left behind a legacy of selfless service upon his passing and we hope to always honor him by continuing his devotion to those that have and continue to serve.
Thank you to Lees Summit Subaru
“Lee's Summit Subaru Lends A Hand To FISH - Friends In Service of Heroes Lee's Summit Subaru wanted to team up with FISH - Friends In Service of Heroes this year to make sure we end it with doing what we do best - Sharing the love! FISH - Friends In Service of Heroes constantly is on the lookout for these veterans, active and retired, first responders and all others who put something bigger than themselves that need a hand. Dec 2018 we were able to help FISH - Friends In Service of Heroes with a 15-year-old Chevy Pick up and repaired the exhaust, new windshield, brakes, tires, and various other items needed to make sure that our veteran Buddy can use this truck to get to work and home and not worry about if his truck will start every time he has to go make a living just like the rest of us. Thank you for all who have sacrificed so we have ours to be thankful for. “