The founders of FISH recognized that working alone, no single organization could possibly meet the countless needs in the region. However, they maintained that working together, organizations could meet nearly all community needs with resources and talents that are readily available.
They were astounded at what resulted. Needs came pouring in to the FISH network. Large needs, such as furnishing a home entirely, were not only posted but they were met by other concerned partners in record time. Cars were repaired so that people could attain or maintain employment. Homes were modified to accommodate special physical needs. Smaller needs flowed in as well. Leaves in the yards of aging citizens were bagged by church youth groups. Linens were donated for single parents who had lost their jobs. Rides were given so that people could keep their rehabilitation appointments. The list went on and on!