Interfaith thanks Newberry County for monetary help

November 10, 2013

NEWBERRY COUNTY — Interfaith Community Services of Newberry County thanks the churches, organizations and individuals who have made donations to the Emergency Relief Fund of ICS. With these contributions, ICS is able to help people in the county with utility and medical bills. The clients are screened and the payments are sent directly to the service providers.

ICS is an organization of lay people and clergy with the purposes of serving the needs of the people in the community. Some way s that ICS serves those needs are with the jail ministry, hospital chaplaincy, radio devotions, newspaper sermons, nursing home worship services and the emergency relief fund. ICS meets quarterly on the fourth Thursday, usually at a church in the county.

Over the last quarter, those who have given to the emergency relief fund are Adult B Sunday school class of St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, Glory Tabernacle, Francis Fesperman Sunday school class of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Glenn Street Baptist Church, O’Neal Street UMC Women, Miriam Group of St. James’ Lutheran Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Macedonia Lutheran Church, memorial for Tom Bradley by the Rev. Kathy Harris, memorial for the McManus family by Wade and Frances Pitts, Newberry Moose Lodge #2211, Duke Energy, Lewis Memorial UMC, Summer Memorial Lutheran Church and memorial for Zapopan Sanchez by McSwain-Evans Funeral Home.

Anyone interested in donating to the emergency relief fund can mail contributions to ICS Emergency Relief Fun, Fran Hatch treasurer, 1250 Jones St., Newberry, SC 29108 or take it to Sarah Smith at the DSS office on Wilson Road in Newberry.