Anyone who has lived in Idaho knows this is a very giving state…and while we’re surrounded with DI’s, Goodwill’s and many other places alike, it’s a new group set on helping people; that’s starting to turn heads.
This group is using the social media platform to reach out to others who are in need and they’re already making quite the difference, but perhaps the best thing about this is that it’s absolutely free.
“Matter of the Heart is an area where everybody can come for help, there’s a bunch of different kinds of help, such as for items or food or friendship or family or, I mean just somebody just to lean on, just a shoulder to lean on or, there’s all kinds of different reasons for it” said founder Cheryl Tanner.
The group, which you can find on Facebook, was started in October of last year, since then it has grown significantly with over a thousand members in the southeast Idaho area.
“There’s a little girl that didn’t have a bed and we located a bed for her and took it over and set it up and I mean the mom was excited and
crying and sobbing and you know, a little while later when we started the food pantry that same little girl went through her mom’s cupboard and emptied out the cupboard into two grocery sacks and the mom brought it in, and was just, I mean sobbing so hard she couldn’t even talk an told me thanks” told Tanner.
Members of A Matter of the Heart find out about people who are in need and then find a way to get items to those people…for free.
“It feels great, that’s what it’s all about, so that’s why it’s called A Matter of the Heart, it’s all about the heart” continued Tanner.
The group has a transportation system as well as pickup locations everywhere from St. Anthony down to Soda Springs.
If you’re interested in joining the group A Matter of the Heart you can call 881-8112 or e-mail Cheryl Tanner at firstname.lastname@example.org