MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Volunteers at Mary Martha Outreach helping those in need in Bartlesville

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - It's not a party, but it is worth celebrating.

A group of young people working together to help those in need in Bartlesville.

Among them, Ryan Reynolds, who volunteers at Mary Martha Outreach at least once a month.

"I look at it as a way to give back to the community that I was raised in," said Reynolds.

He says he learned the importance of volunteering from his parents.

"The opportunity to get back here to Bartlesville is something I've wanted to do for a while now so I'm excited to get back here and do that," said Reynolds.

Mary Martha calls Ryan a rock star.

Every week the organization gives food, clothes, and furniture to more than 600 families.

"Everything is free here at Mary Martha," said Susie Webb, the daughter of Mary Martha's founder.

Serving Bartlesville for 15 years now, Mary Martha relies entirely on donations and volunteers like Ryan and his friends.

"Ryan brings his spirit of goodwill, his kindness, his generosity for giving," said Webb.

Fresh out of college, Ryan's day job is at Conoco Phillips.  His part-time job is helping others.

"He is just one in a million," said Webb.

"I feel good about giving back to the community that I've been a part of most of my life," said Reynolds.

At an age when many of his peers prefer partying, Ryan prefers making a difference.

And if you would like to help Mary Martha's Outreach or need help yourself, click here http://www.marymarthaoutreach.com/
 

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