What a surprise today! I came by the Thrift Spot today under the assumption I was meeting with a potential donor who wanted to view the store. However, what I was greeted with was a big camera from Channel 12 News and Sabrina Squire! PGO was nominated by Janet Schult-Hosier for the Channel 12 Acts of Kindness Award. They donated $300.00 to our building fund AND the video will be aired on Tuesday, November 25th on the 5:00 news. Not bad for a Friday, and thank you Janet for making this happen!
Update November 26, 2014
Janet Schult-Hosier (nominator), Sabrina Squire of NBC12, and nominee Melanie King, Executive Director of Proclaiming Grace Outreach.
Below you can watch the award being presented.
Link to story
We will meet our $10,000.00 goal if we have only 375 more people to give $10.00 each. This has come so far in only a few short months. Remember your reward will be to see me (and now a few others have volunteered) jump or run into the Chickahominy River in January! Let’s make this happen. We hope to have exciting news regarding our land purchase this week. Mail checks to PGO, 20051 Tabernacle Road, Barhamsville, VA 23011 or donate at Pgova.com. Thank you!!
July brought many blessings for our pantry. We averaged nearly 60 families, had an abundance of volunteers and much more food than normal. Folks from the community provided an abundance of fresh produce and eggs and Wythe Distributing gave over 600 pounds of food. We are grateful for God’s guidance as we continue to grow.
Important information regarding the Proclaiming Grace Outreach Food Pantry…Due to the July 4 holiday the pantry WILL NOT be open on July 4. However, it will be open on July 3 for our normal hours of 4 to 6 p.m. Please spread the word. Thank you!
We started out June with a lot of fun at the pantry. The weather was perfect and everyone was in good spirits. 15 volunteers provided food for 59 families. We had received extra donations from the auction house and beautiful produce from David and Linda Paul. On Saturday we provided food for two additional families. Well over 138 people benefited this week-end.
God continues to provide us with an abundance of food and a way to serve Him.