Seeking God’s Glory helps those in need
WARREN — Every Saturday, members of Seeking God’s Glory gather in the parking lot at Smart Mart, corner of Hazelwood Avenue and U.S. Route 422, to provide food and coats to those in need.
Holly Ellis, event coordinator, said her late husband, Bob Ellis, started the community effort after seeing a need to help those locally who may need something to eat, a coat or hat for the winter or just wanting to be with others.
One week the group provided a Thanksgiving dinner to people and other weeks prepared hot soup or chili.
“We want to reach out and help others in our community. People are very appreciative of what we are doing,” Ellis said.
She said the volunteers serve food noon to 3 p.m. Saturdays or until the food runs out.
“This is part of our community giving. Going into the community and serving anyone in need or someone who may be homeless or want someone to talk to,” she said.
Planned for noon Dec. 21 will be a Christmas dinner with free stockings for children who must be there to receive the gift.
Organizers said they will pass out 125 stockings to children on a first-come, first-served basis.
Kaye Gwinn, a volunteer, said she and others spent time making the holiday stockings and also will hand out winter coats and other items to anyone who need them.
“We want to make the holidays special for everyone,” she said.