Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7.
I am so pleased that Letcher County now has a homeless shelter. Over the years I’ve seen people find themselves without shelter due to various reasons, fire, turned out from their present home, left beside the road by people they were traveling with, and more. These people now have somewhere to go thanks to Saving Grace Homeless Shelter (SGHS) and the continued efforts of Director Diane Watts, the fundraising committee and the board of directors.
SGHS recently had a radio auction and I’m humbled to see how many businesses and individuals contributed to this effort. As Diane said, “Saving Grace Homeless Shelter was established March 19 of this year. The shelter has been utilized 46 times already.”
SGHS operates totally and completely on donations and volunteers and both are greatly needed in order to keep the doors open. For more information, call 606-589-5976.”
The following is a list of contributors to our recent radio auction: City Barber Shop at Isom; Pro Lube of Garner Mountain at Isom; Doughman Distributing; Belks of Corbin; Paula Tolliver Photography of Whitesburg; Howard and Sons Heating and Cooling; Sports R Us, Pine Mountain Junction; Frazier’s Farmer Supply, Whitesburg; Pine Mountain Grill, Whitesburg; Whitaker’s Food World, Neon; Dr. Van Breeding, MCHC; John B. Adams Store, Isom; McDonald’s of Whitesburg; Appalachian Monument Co., Mayking; Valerie Saurer, Mary Kay Consultant, Partridge; Double Kwik; Annie’s Frugal Finery, Pine Mountain Junction, Whitesburg; O’Dell’s Barber Shop, Cumberland; Letcher Flower Shop; The Rec. Center, Whitesburg; The Bow Barn Antiques, Whitesburg; Joe Banks, APRN Family Clinic, Whitesburg; Combs Pet Kingdom, Isom; Terry’s Pet Supply, Parkway Plaza Whitesburg; MCHC Dental Clinic; Retro Active Vapon, downtown Whitesburg; The Heritage Kitchen, downtown Whitesburg; The Mountain Eagle, Whitesburg;
Pine Mountain Outfitters, Whitesburg; Superior Printing and News Press, Cromona; Wendy’s of Whitesburg; Cut-A-Way, Whitesburg; East Kentucky Physical Therapy and Sports Clinic, Whitesburg; Personally Yours by Casey, Whitesburg; The Thirsty Heifer, Whitesburg; Messenger Florist, Ermine; Margaret Nicholas; Fugates Chiropractor; Boggs Builders, Dry Fork; T&T Tobacco, Whitesburg; Mick’s Place, Whitesburg; Wild Woods & Waters, Isom; Raven Rock Golf Course, Jenkins; Dr. David Narramore, Whitesburg; Cash 5K Sales and Service, Cumberland; Stix Inc.; Holcomb’s Custard Stand, Isom; Howard’s Carpet, Whitesburg; Mavis’ Parkway Hair Design, Whitesburg;
Omni Gallery, Whitesburg; Advance Auto, Whitesburg; Paradise Pizza, Isom; Collins’ Tire and Service, Whitesburg; Isom Community Pharmacy, Isom; Brent’s Barber Shop, Whitesburg; Kingdom Come Gifts and More, Whitesburg; Auto Zone; Long John Silver’s, Whitesburg; Rite Aid, Cumberland; Walmart, Whitesburg; Deanna’s Design, Dry Fork; Golden Apple; Lee’s of Whitesburg; Dr. Kevin Roark, DMD, Whitesburg; Family Drug, Neon; Breeding Plumbing and Electric; Isom, Collins Collision, Isom; Parkway Restaurant, Hwy. 15; J.R.’s Barber Shop, Neon; Parkway Pharmacy, Whitesburg; Deb’s Place, Hwy 15; Whitesburg Florist, Whitesburg; Letcher Homemakers; Food City, Whitesburg; Action Auto Supply, Hwy 15; Reflections, Whitesburg; Benham School House Inn; Dr. Sam Quillen, Neon; Bill’s Marathon, Whitesburg; Advance Auto of Cumberland; Quality Parts, Hwy 15; Whitesburg Napa; Eolia Christian Community Outreach, Eolia; Whitaker Bank; Deane and Nina Cornett; Hobgoblin, Isom; Blair Tire, Isom; Bob and Betty Combs; Rhoda and Sherwood Ison; Mick Polly; Sara Collins; Blake Watts; Christopher Robin Shultz; Jamie Niece; Tony Blair; Crest Line Florist, Cumberland; and First Church of God Youth, Neon.
A big hats off to the hardworking volunteers for their work and effort in making this possible.
With that said, I’ll close with this thought for the day. The open hand holds more friends then the closed fist.
This week our prayer list includes June Maggard, Jimmy Maggard, Jan Galloway, Verdall Sturgill, Colletia Estep, Shirley Lewis, Betty Terry, Clay Sturgill, Gloria Beachy, Garland Couch, Nora Walker, 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, 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.