Thursday, January 19, 2012
‘This is blessed ground’
Guns and Hoses basketball teams recently presented a check for $970 and a 30-gallon can of nonperishable food to New Hope Village homeless shelter.
On hand to receive the check was director of the village, Marilyn Curry, who thanked the Holly Springs firefighters (Hoses) and sheriff’s department and city police department team (Guns) for the benefit.
“How blessed this shelter is,” Curry said. “Exel raised over $5,000 in employee raffles and this added to it is a good thing. This is blessed ground.”
The shelter is currently fully occupied and has a waiting list, Curry said. The homeless from a seven-county area are served by the shelter, which also carries space for used clothing, household goods, furniture, appliances, and home fixtures, as well as a food pantry.
Curry said the pantry is fairly well stocked due to extra donations in December and to donations such as from the Guns and Hoses teams.
The score from the game was Guns 60 and Hoses 42. Team captains were Bo Jones and Tracy Jeffries.
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