Whitesburg KY

Items sought for homeless shelter


Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.

“For I was a hungred, and ye gave me meat : I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in.” Matthew 25:35 King James Version

Letcher County now has a homeless shelter. Saving Grace Homeless Shelter is located at 1925, Hwy. 317, Neon, Ky. To God be the glory! We are currently in the process of setting up housekeeping and hope to be up and going in about a week. Randy Blair has kindly volunteered to build the bunk beds and Whitesburg Mennonite Central Committee is donating the mattresses. Individuals or churches wanting to be a part of Saving Grace and wish to make a financial donation or donate their time volunteering, contact Diane Watts at 606-589- 5976.

The shelter is in need of the following items: dishes, silverware, cookware, dish drainer, small appliances such as a toaster, can opener, etc., new blankets and pillows, twin sheets and pillowcases, mop, broom, utility buckets, trashcan, laundry basket, personal care items such as shampoo, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, etc., towels, washcloths, cleaning supplies such as detergent, bleach, disinfectants, etc. We also need to stock the cabinets with non-perishable food items such as soups and stews, ramen noodles, macaroni and cheese, or any canned food.

Those wishing to donate can leave these items at the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Office in Whitesburg. Also, if anyone is in need of assistance through Saving Grace Homeless Shelter, call the sheriff ’s office at 606-633-2293 and ask for Danny or Eugene.

With that I’ll close with this thought for the day. A good way to forget your troubles is to help others out of theirs.

Community Bulletin Board: Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Ovenfork Fire Station at 6:30 p.m. Volunteers welcome. Partridge Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center. Come and bring a guest.

Our prayer list includes the following: Marilyn Sumpter, Clay Sturgill, Gloria Beachy, Bill Collier, Betty Maggard, Gay Sturgill, Sharman-Chapman Crane, Colettia Estep, Garland and Carolyn Couch, Brother Verdell and Sister Vernie, Don Brown, Betty Terry, Ted and Judy Corder, Nora Walker, Curtis Brock, Marie Snell and Brenda Gross.

Also lift up in prayer those struggling with alcohol and drug addiction, may they be delivered, our military troops around the world, our President and the leaders of our country, the United States, all the children hurt by war, and the ministry of ECCO.

Until next time from the folks at ECCO, God bless.

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