The Clinton County Homeless Shelter will celebrate their 35th anniversary on Saturday, November 25th, with an open house and ribbon cutting. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend! The Homeless Shelter is located at 390 Main Street in downtown Wilmington, Ohio.
An Open House will take place between 12PM and 3PM, with a formal ribbon cutting in conjunction with the Wilmington-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce at 1PM. The ribbon cutting will celebrate the opening of a new storage building, and volunteers Tom and Mark Matrka and Jim Krusling will be recognized. A dedication ceremony will follow in the memory of Pastor Elizabeth Looney and Molly Dullea.
The Homeless Shelter invites the community to start their holiday season (and HoliDazzle activities!) off with soup, snacks, crafts, and Christmas stories throughout the open house. They will have an interactive tour of the newly dedicated Molly Francis Donation Center and the Pastor Looney Men’s House.
If you would like to donate something to the shelter this holiday season we are asking for children’s sized new pajamas, or canned items for our food pantry.
When: Saturday, November 25th, 2023
Time: 12PM - 3PM (Ribbon cutting and dedication at 1PM)
Where: The Clinton County Homeless Shelter, 390 Main Street, Wilmington, OH 45177
More about the Clinton County Homeless Shelter:
THE PASTOR ELIZABETH LOONEY MEN’S HOUSE: Pastor Looney’s love and compassion for people experiencing homelessness impacted the lives of countless people living at the shelter and in the community. Pastor Looney made it possible for the men’s house to be purchased, increasing bed space availability by 16 beds each night!
THE MOLLY FRANCES DONATION HOUSE:
Molly Dullea served on the Board of Directors for the Clinton County Services for the Homeless for many years. Molly’s compassion to help those in need, her vision for future needs, and her support made it possible for the shelter to purchase the donation house and expand the parking lot!
Executive Director, Denise Stryker, expresses, "We want to thank you for your support of the Clinton County Homeless Shelter. Your donations make it possible for us to provide emergency shelter, three meals and snacks daily, on-site case management to help those living at the shelter find employment, housing, health care, assistance with budgeting, and referrals for other essential services. Each year, an average of 150 men, women and children live at the shelter for a total of approximately 4,918 nights and approximately 30,000 meals are provided."
To learn more, visit www.clintoncountyhomelessshelter.org or contact (937) 382-7058.