It has been a “long hot summer” and air conditioning has been an absolute necessity. As with all businesses and households, the Georgia Power bills at Julie’s House and Making Ends Meet Bargain Center have been extremely high. In addition, we have had some major repair expenses on our delivery truck. I “pray continually” that we are able to meet our financial obligations and continue our ministry. A “very special thank you” to the churches, families, Sunday school classes, civic organizations, and businesses that send a contribution month-after-month. May God bless you! We need many more Christian friends to open their hearts and their pocketbooks to support our efforts to rescue homeless children and their mothers. Please help!
I would like to express my condolences to Mike Armstrong in the loss of his mother, Mrs. Bernice Kirsch Armstrong. Mrs. Armstrong went to be with the Lord on September 1st. Mike is president of our board of directors and has been a faithful Julie’s House board member since 2005.
We have had problems with one of our air conditioning units at Julie’s House several times this summer. Thank you, Plunkett Heating & Air Conditioning and Tom Sally Heating & Air Conditioning, for donating your services to keep our families comfortable! Mr. Roy Wright donated a heat pump unit to us and saved us hundreds of dollars. Thank you, Mr. Wright!
Some members of The Columbia County Youth Leadership Class of 2012 chose Making Ends Meet Bargain Center as their community service project. On September 3rd, nine members of this group worked at our store and did a superb job. Thank you!
The Cook/Malzer/Hale Sunday school class from Warren Baptist Church volunteers at our thrift store and Julie’s House one Saturday every month and has been doing so since March 2010. Teddy and Angela Collingsworth lead the group. Thank you! You are wonderful!
The Sisters in Christ from Freedom Bible Church volunteered at our store August 20th. Thank you, ladies!
Kim Thornhill is their leader.
We will resume our support group meetings on Thursday, September 22nd, at 5:30 P.M. Please call 706-836-2781 for information and reservations. We serve dinner. Join the fun and fellowship!
I ask that you please “spread the word” about our wonderful little thrift store and if you have not “checked it out”, you are missing a “real treat”. We accept donations during business hours and other times by appointment. We especially need furniture and appliances.
We now have four families residing at Julie’s House – four mothers and eight children. Every bed is occupied. Many times every day I have to say, “there is no more room”. Seven of the children have settled into their school routines and our two-year-old is in daycare while her mommy goes to work. All of our ladies are now employed and three have vehicles. They are all progressing toward self- sufficiency.