Woman’s Club begins new year

Published 11:42 am Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A group that has only been in existence for three months was the focus of the first meeting of the Woman’s Club of Cumberland. Program chair Deanna Lacy introduced Jacquelyn Booker who spoke about the New Horizon Community Services for the Homeless. 

This mission, under the Department of Health and Human Services, offers help to the homeless in Amelia, Buckingham, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottaway and Prince Edward counties. The New Horizon Community Services group currently operates a thrift store, a food pantry and a clothes closet for the homeless. Booker stated that there was a difference in the needs of urban and rural homelessness.

The group is hoping to find help from local churches. Valerie Foster serves as housing counselor, and Jenny MacDonald is assisting. They offer employment counseling and financial literacy. Clients must earn help by attending workshops.

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Basic hygiene kits, good clothing and non-perishable foods are welcomed by the group. For more information call (434) 391-3378. 

Hilda Nukols led the Collect for Clubwomen to close the meeting.