Madison County District One Lends Help to Residents in Need

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Northeastern Madison County residents have an opportunity to lend a helping hand to their neighbors in the Human Essential Needs Drive.

On Thursday, Dec. 19 from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., the Madison County District One office is accepting used clothing, food items and blankets for residents.

“You don’t have to go out and buy something,” said Roger Jones, District One County Commissioner. “We believe in the spirit of giving, everyone can share.”

The donation drop-off location is the District One office on 9457 Moores Mill Road in New Market. The donated items will stay in the area to be distributed through Plainview Church of Christ in Meridianville and New Market Baptist Church.

“Look through your closet for clean clothes that don’t fit or you don’t wear anymore, take several cans from your pantry and share,” Jones said. “During these cold months, coats and blankets are also essential.”

The drive is a partnership with Huntsville city councilman Will Culver,  New Beginners Christian Church and Madison County District One commission.

“We are all collecting items because we realize there are families in need during this holiday season and citizens should lend assistance,” Jones said. “Charity starts in our homes. District One citizens have a rich heritage of reaching out to their neighbors because we do care.”

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