Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Building Campaign Kicks Off for Catholic Charities

The dirt work for a 40-foot by 40-foot storage building for Catholic Charities Helping Center in Sallisaw will be constructed just west of the Helping Center at 409 N. Adams. It is hoped about $10,000 can be raised to complete the project.

Catholic Charities Helping Center in Sallisaw feeds and clothes the hungry, helps the homeless find shelter, and helps those in need in many ways.

Now the community can help the Helping Center.

Housed in an older building at 409 N. Adams St. in Sallisaw, the Helping Center often runs out of room to store foods, clothing, household items, all those things needed by the needy. The Helping Center team is limited due to a lack of storage space.

But help is on the way. A group has stepped forward to sponsor a building project for a 40-foot by 40-foot storage building to be constructed on the empty lot next to the Helping Center.

Some donations have already been made. Labor and a reduced price on building materials have already been donated, along with about $6,000. The total cost for the new building is expected to be $20,000, said MaryLynn Lufkin, Helping Center director. Dirt work has also begun.

Any donation will be appreciated, Lufkin said.

“This is God’s answer to our prayers,” said Lufkin, who is excited about the project.

In the past, when donations overfilled the Helping Centers storage area, donations had to be turned away. With increased storage, the Helping Center will be able to help even more, Lufkin said.

Donations to help with the building project may be sent to Catholic Charities, P.O. Box 1321, Sallisaw, Okla. 74955. Or they may be dropped off at 409 N. Adams in Sallisaw between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The building campaign is sponsored by The Mix 105.1, Giant Door Media and Journey Church.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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