Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

September 20, 2013

New Hope's Rummage Mania

The Daily Iowegian

---- — New Hope Counseling Center’s Rummage Mania was a tremendous success. The outpouring from this community was absolutely incredible. The items and clothing blessed dozens of families who might not otherwise have been able to obtain needed items and even Christmas gifts for their children.

Many of our shoppers expressed their appreciation. One lady recently had a fire in her home was able to find some things she needed. This effort is making a huge difference. What a blessing to have just a small part in reaching out to those in need.

Over $3,200 was received in financial donations. The remaining shoes and clothing were donated to C.R.O.S.S. Ministries, located in Osceola. This Christian Ministry offers supplies and services to those in need, sending medical equipment and supplies to Romania and other countries. The miscellaneous items were taken to a consignment auction and will add to the financial blessing for New Hope. So everything donated was a blessing all the way around.

An event like this takes lots of planning and help to make it happen. It’s difficult to express our feelings of appreciation to so many people who made it happen. We are blessed to live in a community where people see a need and step up to help.