POMEROY — A Blessing Box will soon be coming to Pomeroy.
Local residents Scott and Mary Warner approached the Meigs County Commissioners about placing a Blessing Box on property near the courthouse, something that was unanimously approved by the commissioners.
After discussion, the commissioners approved locating the box in the grass area between the courthouse and the sheriff’s office as the location would be easily accessible to people, but also be in a location where it can be monitored.
Scott Warner told the commissioners that the box would be something for the community, allowing for everyone to get involved, whether placing items in the box or taking the items they need.
The box is a way of “showing the love of Christ to the community of Pomeroy,” said Scott Warner.
The box will not be affiliated with a specific church or organization, but will be for everyone in the community to get involved, said Warner.
“It is people helping people,” said Warner. “Take what you need, leave what you can,” he said is a sign commonly seen on the boxes.
Where the blessing box provides a a different service than food pantries and similar services, is that it is available 24 hours a day, and may also serve those who are not always willing to ask for the help they may need.
He will be building the box which will then be mounted and placed in the area beside the courthouse.
Warner is to be in contact with county maintenance employee Shannon Spaun regarding preparations for placing the box. There has not been a time frame given for placing the box.
A similar box is located in Racine and was organized by the Carmel-Sutton United Methodist Church Friendship Circle.
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