CCC gives to Operation Hope

Published 3:52 pm Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Carrying on in the Carolina Carriage Club tradition of sharing, the club recently delivered five boxes of food to Operation Hope in Landrum.

Spearheading the project, Claudette Robinson of Country Carriages USA , Columbus, NC, reported that in short supply (and still needed) are rice, beans, spaghetti sauce, spaghetti, Jell-O, canned fruits, powdered milk, canned meats, tuna, salmon, crackers, & soup.

Director of Operation Hope, Glenn Plumley, emphasized that clothing and food donations are welcome and can be dropped off at Operation Hope, 206 East Rutherford Street in Landrum between 10 and 5, Monday through Friday, emphasizing that all food donations must be non-perishable.

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Since 1993, Operation Hope has acted as a central location for this Emergency Assistance Agency that is sponsored at this time by 6 local sponsor churches. Operation Hope says that more sponsors are welcome. In 2008 Operation Hope assisted 1300 families.

A family may receive assistance once a quarter. Operation Hope helps connect the recipients with other avenues of help, such as the Department of Social Services.

It is a good idea to call 864-457-2812 or email in advance to let Glenn or Angel Tessneer, store manager, to let them know youre coming.

For more information about Operation Hope, inc. in the Landrum area, visit .