French Valley Couple's Calling
A military couple by profession, the Olivers started the
ministry from their home in 2009 with little funding. This one act of kindness eventually evolved into the formation of the U. R. Important Foundation.
With the Foundation’s Mission (to feed, clothe and encourage others) always at the forefront of her mind, Director Oliver has worked tirelessly every week to make sure she’s able to provide for families in her community as well as surrounding communities. Despite her health problems (#pulmonaryembolisms) and the threat of #COVID-19, it did not stop Director Oliver from pursuing the mission.
During #COVID-19, Director Oliver recognized that the process of the food distribution had to be changed in order to continue serving the community. Director Oliver along with the URIF team devised the "Grab-N-Go" food distribution so that recipients could continue receiving food. URIF volunteers simply load the groceries into recipients' trunks while still adhering to the social distancing guidelines.
Despite the pandemic URIF has and will continue to serve the community for many years to come!
“Serving” The community is one of Director Oliver’s many passions, and she won’t have it any other way!