Paintsville FUMC Youth Group Starts Blessing Box
posted on August 10
A simple way to spread the love of Christ.
Youth group members at Paintsville First United Methodist Church have worked together to start a “Blessing Box” outside their church.
“It’s a good idea. It’s something we’re doing to help the less-fortunate and I think it’ll help a lot of people,” said youth group member Jacob Howard.
Non perishable food items are placed in the box and are free for anyone in the community who may need them.
Presleigh Richmond is another youth group member who helped bring the idea to life. “We’ve made a group to ensure the box stays stocked,” said Richmond.
Youth group leader Ramanda Penix says she’s “very proud of the youth group. The kids came up with this idea, wanted to help the community. They’re maintaining it and I’m really proud of them for stepping up.”
The box is just outside the entrance of the church’s Family Life Center under the awning, and available at any time for people who are in need.
Anyone can place items in the box; church members ask that donors check expiration dates on food items.
Pictured above: Salem Piercey, Barbara Wiley, Kassidy Hurley, Charlee Hammond, Walker Minix, Jacob Howard, Dalton Lawson, Kyle Hager, Presleigh Richmond, Haylee Hatton and Mason Lawson. Other youth members not pictured include Katelyn Fitch, Kinley Fitch, Darren Morris, Brandon Richmond, Derek Moore, Leland Tackett and Anna Castle.