To the editor:
To the Churches, Community and Businesses of Harrison County,
I would like to personally thank all of you who helped the Clothing Closet in the move to our new home. Many made monetary donations which helped us with the purchase of our biggest need - new underwear and socks.
The Open House was a huge success, with approximately 85 people touring our new facility. I would love to personally thank each and every church and business who came to our assistance -- there are simply too many to name individually, but you know who you are. on behalf of all of us at the Clothing Closet, we thank you!
We would also like to extend a big thank you to Southern States for loaning the collection tubs that were placed at Walmart during the month of October. These were used to collect heavy coats and other winter items.
I believe this has been a good move for the Clothing Closet. Our drop-off box is now located in the Food Lion parking lot for easy access. Our hours are still Monday and Wednesday from noon until 3:3013M. Our new location is 105 North Main Street next door to the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church.
Next, we would like to give an extra special thank you to our quarterly supporters: the United Fund, Cynthiana First Church of God and Indian Creek Christian Church, along with our monthly supporters: Leesburg Christian Church, the County Judge Executive’s Office and Indian Creek Christian Church individual groups.
Also, thanks to all the churches who responded to the $10.00/month challenge.
I would like to say a very special thanks to Pastor Patrick Laney and the congregation of the Cynthiana Presbyterian Church for letting us move into their manse building. I truly believe the Clothing Closet would have shut down if not for them.
May God continue to bless this much needed ministry and all of those who contribute either with their time, talents or monetarily. The Clothing Closet is definitely a service that is needed by many in our community. In 2011, the Clothing Closet assisted 1,541 people.
Linda McGowan, Director
Harrison County Clothing Closet