On November 4th, I wrote an article titled "An urgent need for clothing.”
Today, we are writing to let you know of the tremendous outpouring of love and support given by so many in Marshall County. Our garage was filled with over 100 warm coats, 87 sweatpants, 45 sweatshirts, 99 sweaters, over 350 pairs of socks, 462 shirts, 106 pairs of pants, and 53 pairs of shoes. There were dozens of warm hats, gloves, and blankets.
Besides all of this, we were given children's clothing, toys, and so much more! We also received beautiful dresses, dress blouses, dress clothing for men, and the calls keep coming! Many are still going through their closets to find items to donate. We are so overwhelmed with your generosity that we had to write and let everyone know. There were over 15 denominations and members from other organizations to help make this effort a success.
Missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints helped the homebound sort through bags of clothing. Bible study groups gathered up the warm clothing, co-workers pitched in to close the circle on the team effort, and children gave up their toys and stuffed animals to cheer up other children.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 26, our liaisons and the recipients of the donated clothing, wants everyone to know how appreciative they are for all your help in reaching the homeless camps in Huntsville, where many of our nation's heroes live. Now it is time for these items to reach the communities in which they were intended.
DAV Chapter 26 would like to extend an invitation to all veterans, their families, and our homeless community to visit the first SDA Community Service Center located at 399 executive drive Huntsville on Saturday, December 5, 2020, from 11:00 pm to 3:00 pm. There is no cost for any items you receive.
As our nation is divided, it is so nice to know that our community here in Marshall County is united. We pull together to help each other and can depend on each other in times of need. It is beautiful to see the interfaith and other organizations working with one another for a single cause - to remain intertwined.
Thank you all from Jeanene and Ben Kaiser, Communication Specialists for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, for being such an inspiration. This is truly a unique and blessed place to live.