Local church hopes to offer clothing bank in near future

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY) – Although the Fayetteville United Methodist Church food pantry may not be up and running, organizers hope to get the clothing bank working in the near future.

While the pandemic stopped the outreach effort in its tracks, people have continued donating clothes to the church. Volunteer Lita Eskew hopes to offer the service to the community again in the near future as long as the church can do it in a safe manner. Until then, she still wants to make sure her community is taken care of.

“If there’s anybody out there that needs clothing or know someone that needs clothing, call the church,” said Eskew. “Tell Pam, our secretary, the size you need and we will meet one or two people at a time.”

You can call the church at 304-574-0187.

Helping Hands also closed its clothing bank due to the virus, but they hope to have theirs up and running again in the coming months as well.

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