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Main Street Mission May 2013 Newsletter

Our May 2013 Newsletter can be viewed online by clicking here or you may pick one up at the mission. Our new newsletter is one way that we can keep people like you who are interested in our Mission up to date about events and opportunities. We appreciate your support and ask that you keep us in your prayers.

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Need Volunteers!

 Main Street Mission is in need of Volunteers! We need volunteers to collect the fresh food from Food Lion Store #416, on Highway 29 near Pizza Hut. Days needed are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Volunteers must have a larger vehicle or truck and will be lifting moderately heavy coolers and totes of food. Volunteers must be available between the hours of 10 am – 12 noon. To complete the collection and delivery is about 45 minutes.

Please call 704-855-2909 and ask for Anne or Tom. Thank you!

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Coolin it at the Mission

While the need is increasing, so is God’s hand of provision. We are receiving all sorts of fresh and frozen resources from all over the community. The problem is where to process and store it! MSM is in need of a walk-in cooler, walk-in freezer and a work area for processing the bounty of vegetables, fresh and frozen meats as well as dry goods.

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Thank You Darrell Harwood and The Coolwater Band Thank You Lucky Turn Around

 We would like to extend a big Thank You to Darrell Harwood and the Cool Water Band and the Lucky Turn Around for the recent fund raiser. If you missed it you missed a good time

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Welcome Tom Harding

 Main Street Mission has a new family member, Tom Harding. Tom is a YASC, Young Adult Service Community the United Church of Christ's Volunteer Ministries Program. Mount Zion UCC in China Grove is his hosst Church and he will be with us until July 2013.

Welcome Tom

 

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We Love our Volunteers !!!

Happy Tenth Anniversry to us -- And THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS

We couldn't do it without you

See highlight from the Volunteer Dinner

 

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Stamp out Hunger Food Drive

Help out Main Street Mission by joining in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive! on May 12 leave  a sturdy bag containing non-perishable food, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to your mail box. Your local letter carrier will pick up the food and donations in the Chian Grove area go directly to Main Street Mission

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A New Way to Give

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Thank You

Thank you for your loving acts of kindness to our neighbors in 2011!

Our food pantry gave 3,615 boxes of food to families who needed our services last year, which equates to approximately $180,750 in grocery dollars!  (An average box of food contains at least $50 worth of groceries)

In addition, we have given the following:

  • 240 Turkey Meals at Thanksgiving
  • Over 200 children school supplies in August
  • Over 500 coats to men, women and children since October,
  • Hats, gloves, scarves, and toboggans
  • Blankets
  • Baby items
  • Clothing is given daily to men, women and children  

We thank each one of you for the special way that you have given to the Mission in 2011!!!

 

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Reach Out and Help Someone This Christmas

We are excited about the Christmas Season at Main Street Mission but we have lots of people in our community for whom the Holiday Season can be a struggle. Please consider remembering Main Street Mission in your giving. We have some suggestions for an Alternative Christmas.

Merry Christmas

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