to our web site. We intend to keep you up to date on the activities planned and
undertaken by this humanitarian outreach organization. |
Newark Ohio Community Services Center, a non-profit organization, is
manned entirely by volunteers. Our aim is to cheerfully and respectfully supply needs
regard to race, religion, or national origin in the name and through
the love of
Jesus, who said, ". . . as you have done it to the least of these . . .
you have done it to me."
News August 27, 2007
Community Services Center to
Needs Extreme Makeover That Budget
Won’t Cover; Sale and Relocation Imminent
Ohio. August 27,
2007 – The Newark Seventh-day Adventist Community Services Center
today that it is planning to move.
the past several years,
it has become increasingly more evident that the building in which this
Pantry Network affiliate is currently located is deteriorating too
the all-volunteer non-profit organization to fix with the donations
regularly receive. Having received a generous buy-out offer, the center
now—and has been for months—searching the city for a new location they
afford. So far, no luck.
money more important to the businesspeople of Newark than helping
are several buildings
that would suffice, but the prices are so high that there would be no
left over for the extensive renovations those buildings would need.
of the owners or realtors that have been contacted seem able or willing
with the 5,000 to 6,000 sq. ft. needs of the Adventist Community
only avenues left are letting the public know of their needs or
their Church property on Linnville Rd, where they could build both a
Services facility and a school for less than the price of
down-town buildings, even before renovation costs.
Services Center has been in operation in Newark since 1951 in one form
another and in one location or another. The mission of the center is to
food, clothing, linen, housewares, furniture, and small (and sometimes
appliances to the low-income residents of Newark and surrounding
either free of charge or at below bargain-basement prices. They also
provided cooking classes, stop smoking clinics, and other health and
seminars, as well as their Carrousel Thrift Store and Labor-day
Sale. Every year they have helped several thousand people, and they
continue to do so until Jesus returns.
you have any suggestions or comments that might help the center remain
downtown, they welcome your contact by e-mail
at at this web address (newarkohsdacs.org)
or by mail to Adventist Community Services, Director Lynda Karr, 38 S 1st
St, Newark, OH 43055 (until June 1, 2008). Or come see us Tuesday or Thursday mornings,
a.m. and noon.