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Caregivers share a need

By Staff | Feb 24, 2017

Submitted photo Above shows kindling and a non-functioning oil tank. 

“Give me your tired, your poor” The Statue of Liberty bears these words. They are words that exemplify the heart of the American people.

One of the things that draws people to this country is compassion for those who are hurting or are in need.

The heart of the country is reflected in the service of Good Shepherd Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers (GSIVC). The group encompasses people who have a desire to help meet a need that is in someone else’s life. They are people who give of their time and talents.

The following is one example of a need and what Caregivers was able to do:

This winter has been mild compared to past winters. But try living in a house without electricity, indoor plumbing and wood as the only form of heating. When a house does not have insulation, it takes several truckloads of wood each week to keep a family warm. Volunteers and staff have answered that need.

Caregivers sees the need! But each need can only be filled with the people and the materials that are available to them. The volunteers give of their time. The materials must be purchased or donated and there is cost associated from the general operating expense. That is where Caregivers needs people to help bear the load.

Caregivers is asking folks to consider reaching out to those county residents, one’s neighbors who are in need. Be part of helping those who are tired and poor. To be part of this fine organization doing incredible work call 304-876-3325. Donations can be mailed to 7311 Martinsburg Pike, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. Tax credits are available for qualified donations.

Another way to help is to participate in Caregiver fundraisers. Upcoming is Maggie’s Card Party, a Bridge, Bunco and Mahjong party on Wednesday, Mar. 1, at The Club at Cress Creek, located on Shepherd Grade Road (100 Cress Creek Drive) in Shepherdstown.

Advance registration is required by calling Good Shepherd.