Tryon UMC seeks winter coats for children

Published 8:40 am Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tryon United Methodist Church is collecting new or slightly used winter coats for school-age children, and they’re excited about what can be accomplished if their Polk County neighbors join the effort. A container has been placed in the church’s covered “parking lot entrance” where winter garments can be donated around the clock.
Why start this new ministry in the heat of the summer? Bob Bailey, one of the church’s lay leaders, said while this is a year-round ministry, church members hope to have some of the coats ready by August to give to the children before school starts.
“If dry-cleaning or repairs are needed,” Bailey said, “we’ll get it done. If folks can’t drop the coats off at the church, we’ll pick them up. We can do so much more if others join us in trying to make our community a little warmer for those in need.”
For more information, call 828-859-9218. The church is located at 195 New Market Road, near the Pine Crest Inn.
– article submitted by Tryon United Methodist Church

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