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City Mission thankful for community support

Published 12:00am Sunday, January 13, 2013

I would like to take this time to express my heart felt gratitude to all of the individuals, churches, businesses, civic groups and schools who helped the mission during the months of November and December.

The mission has been helping people in our community for 68 years. For more than 60 of these years we have been serving a large Thanksgiving Day meal and providing food and toys to those who are in need in our community during Christmas.

On Thanksgiving Day we served a total of 948 meals and during Christmas we gave food baskets to 760 families and toys to 1,587 children. We could not do this without a caring community who believes in what we are doing.

Although the mission is well known for helping people during Thanksgiving and Christmas, the truth is we are here every day of the year helping those who are in need.

We operate a night shelter, we serve a lunch Monday through Friday at 11 a.m., we give out clothing twice a month; we give furniture to those in need every week, just to name a few of the services we offer and all of our services are without cost for anyone.

There is no way we could continue to be the “Door of Hope to the Unfortunate” without the help of our friends.

I am also thankful for all those who help us throughout the year with a monthly gift of support; if you or your church would be interested in supporting the mission on a monthly basis you can write a check to Ironton City Mission and send it to P.O. Box 692 Ironton, OH 45638 and in the memo write monthly support.

Above all things please keep this ministry in your daily prayers and may God bless each of you in this new year.


The Rev. Jeff Cremeans is director of the City Welfare Mission, 701 N. Fifth St., Ironton. He can be reached at (740) 532-5041. For more information, visit


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