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Lending a Hand Calendar

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Updated for May 27, 2015

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, May 27

  • DAV Chapter No. 156 Radcliff needs a volunteer to transport veterans to VA appointments at Ireland Army Hospital, 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’x4’ 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.
  • 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.
  • Van driver needed one night a week for patrons of Warm Bless­ings soup kitchen. POC: Vanessa, 270-307-9244.
  • 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 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.
  • Silverleaf Sexual Trauma Recovery Services, 751 S. Provident Way, E’town, seeks volunteers. POC: 270-234-9236.
  • 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 through 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.

Thursday

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Food pantry and clothing closet, noon to 3 p.m., Hope For Today Ministry Building at Cecilia Baptist Church, 416 E. Main St., Cecilia. Clothing proceeds help pay for food, which is free to low-income families with Cecilia or Eastview mailing address. POC: 270-862-4228.
  • Food pantry, 5-6 p.m., Vine Grove United Methodist Church, 306 High St., Vine Grove. POC: 270-877-5231.

Saturday

  • 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.
  • Mill Creek Baptist Church, 1182 S. Jones St., Radcliff, 9 a.m. to noon, Food pantry and clothes closet. Call 270-351-3524 for participation information.
  • 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.

Monday

  • Feeding America volunteers needed, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, 300 Peterson Drive, E’town. Walk-ins welcome. Call 270-735-1407 to schedule groups of 10 or more.
  • Helping Hand of Hope Thrift Store, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 6796 S. Wilson Road, E’town. POC: 270-769-3092.
  • Salvation Army Thrift Store and Service Center, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1006 N. Mulberry St., E’town. POC: 270-234-0833.
  • 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.