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12-08-2005


Mountain Outreach's Annual Gift Day an Inspiring Success

 


Parents wait in line for Mountain Outreach’s Gift Day.

Williamsburg, Ky. – Eager parents were lined up at the Mountain Outreach warehouse for its annual Christmas Gift Day held on Saturday, December 3. The event served 226 families, representing over 600 children.

Mountain Outreach Director David Honeycutt said, “Sometimes we forget how desperate parents are and what they are willing to do to provide for their children.”

One mother had been waiting since 2:30 p.m. on Friday to ensure she was the first in line and could get her son the perfect gift. After the event on Saturday, Honeycutt asked the woman if staying out all night was the worth the wait and she said, “Yes it was, because I was able to get exactly what he wanted.”

Among the volunteers for the event were 30 people from South Calhoun Baptist Church in Calhoun, Ga., and three people from Hilldale Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tenn. The group Feed the Children was represented by four volunteers who came with 150 boxes of food that were handed out along with the gifts.

Mountain Outreach is a service organization based at University of the Cumberlands. Since the program's start in 1982, Mountain Outreach has constructed well over 100 homes for members of surrounding communities. The ministry also distributes donated clothing and household items for those in need.

Mountain Outreach’s annual Gift Day provides families the opportunity to pick up gifts and needed items for the holiday season. Hundreds of new toys, clothing items and other household items were free and available to qualifying participants.

If anyone would like more information about Mountain Outreach or how to help the organization assist the community, contact the Mountain Outreach Office at (606) 539-4346.