The Coat Tree - a special blessing for the community

Driving down 1st Street you will see coats hanging from a tree in the yard of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. This unique ministry began last year when someone told Virginia Parker that they had seen three men walking to work in below zero weather without coats. Sensing a need in the community Ms. Parker enlisted the help of her sister, Ginger Peters, and they began to visit area thrift stores buying all of the winter coats they could find.

Initially they handed those coats directly to individuals in obvious need, but the project began to expand. They contacted Reverend Peggy Hotchkiss, Past...

 

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