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Ironton City Mission’s success tied to support

Published 9:45am Friday, November 16, 2012

Last month the Ironton City Mission celebrated its 68th anniversary of being a (door of hope to the unfortunate).

It was on the second Sunday in October 1944 that a group of men and women dedicated themselves to begin a ministry of helping those in need in the City of Ironton.

From that beginning it has enlarged to cover Lawrence County.

Each year about 4,000 families receive some kind of assistance from the mission. Besides this assistance to so many, we will also provide over 2,500 nights of lodging to the homeless and provide over 12,000 meals.

The mission is noted for its big Thanksgiving meal where 30 20-pound turkeys will be prepared and served free on Thanksgiving Day. Last year 735 meals were served on this day.

At Christmas, 666 families received food baskets and over 1,100 children received new Christmas toys.

Every thing the mission is able to do is because of the friends of the mission who stand with us with their faithful support and prayers.

I hope and pray that you do not forget the mission this year in your special gifts to help us to help others. I know that your Thanksgiving and Christmas will be a better one because you thought of others and helped them to have food, toys and clothing for these special days.

God bless you all for reading these few lines and do keep the mission in your prayers.

 

James Cremeans is the former pastor/director of the Ironton City Mission.

 

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