What is happening at Thermal Belt Outreach?

Published 4:32 pm Wednesday, November 24, 2010

How many ways can you think of to help the less fortunate people of Polk County?

We had an article earlier this year on a family who formed a home repair team and with the help of her neighbors and family, five Polk County families had much needed repairs done on their homes. &bsp;

This week the children from Polk County Middle School, coordinated by Langee Garrett, donated 2000 cans of food to help feed hungry people.&bsp; &bsp;

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We currently have a lady, Ms. Margueite F. Huggins, who was a former volunteer for Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry for 11 years. She has donated ten Hummel Figurines to be sold by Outreach with all proceeds going to our heating program.&bsp; She said her heart is still with Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry and the work we do helping the needy in our County.&bsp; With cold weather upon us, the high cost of fuel, she wants to help families have warm homes this winter. The money raised from the sale of these figurines will be earmarked for the heating program.&bsp; Love and kindness are show in many forms. This is one of them.

Ms. Huggins has requested that Director, Eloise Thwing and Administrative Assistant, Gail Mills handle the sale of these figurines. Ms. Huggins requested we sale the figurines at a 25% discount of the current sale price. If you are a Hummel collector, you will want to take advantage of buying one or more of these lovely figurines. Please call Eloise or Gail at 828-894-2988 to set up a time to come and view these wonderful Hummels.

Are you a visionary? Can you figure out ways to help the less fortunate? Ask yourself, how can I help?&bsp; You may not be able to repair homes, donate Hummels, or give money, but maybe you have a few hours each week or month to be a volunteer. Outreach currently needs volunteers in all departments.

If you would like to volunteer, please stop by our facility. We will show you around and explain the duties of each department. You can make a difference in the lives of those around you. Without our volunteers Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry would not exist.

Eloise Thwing is the founder and director of Thermal Belt Outreach, which is an independent non-profit organization located in Columbus, N.C. For more information, visit our website at http://tboutreach.org.