MAMMOTH SPRING -- The Welcome Hill Church of Christ recently united with the Stateline Church of Christ. As the congregation has grown, they saw a need in the Thayer/Mammoth Spring community.
"This is a winning combination as we are better able to serve the local communities with the Necessities of Life. We are here not only for spiritual help and guidance, but to physically help where we can," said Sue Purcell, church member.
Purcell said the church would be sponsoring their second Necessity Drive, March 8 from 8 a.m. to noon next to Dr. Kelly's office in Mammoth Spring.
"In our last giveaway, we were able to help over 200 people, 60 plus families in all," Purcell said.
"Often times we take for granted that everyone can get things they need with all the government programs that are available," she said.
"Not all low income people qualify for these programs. That doesn't put shoes or coats on people in need. But when you see how much it's appreciated it's all worth while," Purcell said.
Everything is free for the taking.
"It's a real blessing to be able to help those who have the least. We recognize what a hardship the recent weather and high prices have made for all. Our hope is we can help during these hard times," she said.
Anyone who would like to donate to Necessities of Life is welcome to do so. Good clean used clothes, especially for children, are needed.
For more information regarding Necessities of Life, call the church minister Erman Croney at 417-264-3371 or Teresa Kester at 417-264-3012.