Lending a Hand Calendar

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Updated for July 20, 2016

HOW TO USE THIS COLUMN. Com­munity news announcements are published at no charge in the Lend­ing a Hand calendar. POC refers to “point of contact.” Listings not updated within a year are removed. To update or submit a calendar entry, email calendars@thenewsenterprise.com, call 270-505-1751 or fax to 270-769-6965.

Wednesday, July 20

  • DAV Chapter No. 156 Radcliff needs a volunteer to transport veterans to VA appointments at Ireland Army Hospital, Fort Knox, one or two days per week. POC: Leon, 270-351-0276 or 270-307-9658.
  • Hearts of Hope homeless shelter, 6869 N. Dixie Ave., E’town, is in need of volunteer painters and dry­wall finishers to help complete the shelter. POC: Zane Harris, 270-304-7203.
  • Hosparus of Central Kentucky seeks help in making lap quilts, approximately 3 by 4 feet for Hos­parus patients as part of the CARE Blanket Program. POC: Annette Jones, 270-737-6300, 800-686-9577 or email ajones@hosparus.org.
  • SpringHaven Domestic Violence Program 24-hour crisis line and shelter for victims of domestic violence. POC: 1-800-767-5838.
  • Government commodity foods distributed, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Chris­topher Church gym, Wilson Road, Radcliff. Proof of residence and self-certification of income eligibility required. POC: Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, 270-769-6997, or Helping Hand of Hope, 270-769-3092.
  • Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, 6746 S. Wilson Road, E’town. Volunteers needed a few hours a week to help customers, stock shelves and price and display items. Work available for all ages. POC: 270-737-0207.
  • Hardin County Habitat for Human­ity is seeking volunteers to help with construction of a house at the east end of Haycraft Street, E’town. Habitat builds homes for families in need using volunteer labor. Tools, materials and training provided. Families are welcome, but no one younger than 16 on the worksite because of insurance restrictions. Work is from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Come when you can, leave when you must. POC: Howard Gatlin, 270-766-4166.
  • Hosparus Thrift Shoppe, Helm­wood Plaza, E’town, is open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Donations of gently used clothing and home items needed. Proceeds benefit Hosparus patients and their families. POC: Moira Taylor, 270-769-0569.
  • Clothes closet, 5 p.m., New Salem Baptist Church, 632 New Salem Church Road, Vine Grove. POC: James Clark, 270-877-2729.


  • Clothing Center, 9 a.m.-noon, behind Elizabethtown Church of Christ, 1211 N. Dixie Ave., E’town. Clothes for families in need. POC: 270-765-6446.
  • Food pantry and thrift store, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and noon-3 p.m. Thursday, Hope For Today Ministry Building, Cecilia Baptist Church, 416 E. Main St., Cecilia. Donations also accepted. Proceeds help pay for food, which is free Thursdays to low-income families with Cecilia or Eastview mailing addresses. POC: 270-862-4228.


  • Bobby Morrison Santa Claus Pro­ject, collecting toys to give at Christmas or for families in need. Drop toys off at 760 Salem Lake Road, Hodgenville. POC: 270-358-3379.
  • Food pantry and clothing closet, 10 a.m.-noon every Saturday, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Family Life Center, 1582 Hill St., Radcliff, across from the church. POC: 270-351-6808.


  • Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services, 751 S. Provident Way, E’town, seeks volunteers. POC: 270-234-9236.
  • Feeding America volunteers needed, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday,-Thursday, Feeding America, Ken­tucky’s Heartland, 300 Peterson Drive, E’town. Walk-ins welcome. Call 270-735-1407 to schedule groups of 10 or more.
  • Second Blessings, the Helping Hand of Hope thrift shop accepts donations of gently used clothing and household items, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. All proceeds benefit those in need. Volunteers are needed to sort clothing, stock shelves and assist with customers. POC: Carolyn Culver, 270-769-3092.
  • Salvation Army Thrift Store and Service Center, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1006 N. Mulberry St., E’town. POC: 270-234-0833.
  • St. Vincent de Paul accepts consignments and donations of furniture, appliances and household items. Seasonal clothing donations also accepted, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday, 512 N. Mul­berry St., E’town. All proceeds benefit those in need in Hardin County. POC: 270-360-0200 or StVincentDePaulConsignment.org.
  • Blood donations accepted noon-6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, American Red Cross, 405 W. Dixie Ave., E’town. Apheresis donations Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. POC for appointment: 270-765-6529 or 270-765-4979.