UMCOR pledges to match donations to WinstonStrong

The Rotary Club of Brandon held a concert to raise funds for WinstonStrong and the Crossgates Exchange Club also raised funds for WinstonStrong. The Louisville Rotary Club presented the funds to Mike Dowd of WinstonStrong. The Brandon Rotary Club raised $1,525 and the Crossgate exchange Club raised $1,000 for WinstonStrong.  The community based “Winston Strong”, a 501(c)(3) non profit recovery fund, is used for longer term rebuilding efforts across the community. Winston Strong is  established to help survivors of the EF 4 tornado with their unmet needs.  Donations are still needed for this organization to continue to help.  All donations are tax deductible and can be made through the web site: www.winstonstrong.org or call the office at 1-405-403-3404.

From staff and press reports

In its efforts to help Winston Strong, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) will match every dollar donated to Winston Strong up to $100,000 now and until Jan. 23.

“We need these funds,” said … Read more

Volunteers mobilize to bless needy children

Crystal Ridge Baptist Church made 130 Operation Christmas Child boxes for Samaritan's Purse.

From press reports

As the community gears up for another Thanksgiving, many are expressing their gratitude by sharing their blessings with children facing poverty, disease, war and natural disaster.

For months, residents, families and groups have been filling empty shoeboxes … Read more

WCSHC’s members complete pass on event

From press reports

Winston County Self Help Cooperative membership assembled on Monday November 10, at 3:40pm at the Winston County extension office to congratulate members for completing their pass on obligations through WCSHC’s Heifer Program.

Frank Taylor, WCSHC Team Leader, … Read more

Winston Strong Volunteers repair home

By Elmetra Patterson

On Friday, November 14, 1 p.m. a home 125 Piney Wood Street in Louisville was blessed and turned over to the owner, Lucy Foster for her and family to move back in after more than 6 months.… Read more

13th annual Thanksgiving plans continue

From press reports

Plans are in process for the Thanksgiving Luncheon to be held Thanksgiving Day at South Louisville Baptist Church Family Life Center.

“As we begin to approach the Thanksgiving season, it brings to my mind the kindhearted and … Read more