Thursday, December 21, 2006
Methodist Men’s Club delivers food to New Hope Village for Christmas
By SUE WATSON
Al Klomps, Herman Young, Fred Carlisle, Richard Jordan and Tommy Winter with the First United Methodist Church in Holly Springs recently delivered several pickup beds of food to the pantry at New Hope Village homeless shelter.
Accepting the donation was Marilyn Curry, director of the shelter.
This year’s donation included meats, eggs, and staples, food used everyday in the kitchen.
For several years the Men’s Club from First United Methodist, in corporation with Carlisle’s Big Star, has contributed food for Christmas to New Hope Village.
Curry thanked the members of the Men’s Club.
“It benefits the community and it’s really a blessing even to the residents out here,” she said.
The club also adopted one of the housing units several years ago and contributes to the maintenance of the structure.
The village is currently at capacity serving 23 residents, two of whom are from Benton County and one of whom lost his home to fire, Curry said.
Besides serving as a shelter for the homeless from a seven-county area, the Village also operates a resale shop, a pantry, a clothes closet, and distribution point for used furniture, appliances, and other items for the home.
These items are distributed to families who have lost their homes in a fire and to other individuals who temporarily find themselves in need of food and clothing.
Items for donation can be dropped off at the shelter office at 488 Martin Luther King Drive in Holly Springs.
For additional information, call the shelter at 252-4688 and ask for Marilyn Curry.
(662) 252-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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