Shelter’s mission vital for all

Published 11:32 am Tuesday, November 18, 2014

For decades, the Ironton City Welfare Mission has been a resource and outlet for those in need.

That will be no different during the months this winter, as both the shelter and the Harvest for the Hungry food pantry are gearing up for an early winter blast and the holidays.

Both operations primarily rely on donations and we encourage anyone who has the ability to get out and help these organizations by volunteering or financially.

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This, along with the many other worthwhile causes we have throughout our region, focuses on helping others first.

Having these facilities, especially during the nights where we see extreme cold or nasty winter weather is vital for our community.

The city mission shelter is the only one of its kind in our county, and we all need to work together to ensure it is there for the future to help those with a myriad of things beyond just a bed.

The shelter helps feed those in need with meals and on holidays while the food pantry works hard to meet the needs of residents throughout the region.

Ultimately, it takes a community effort to ensure all of these outlets remain a viable option.