Operation Christmas Child collection sites announced

Special to the Enterprise

November 20, 2013

The Lynch Church of God and Verda First Baptist Church will serve as Operation Christmas Child collection centers for the popular “shoebox project” during National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25.

Drop-off shoebox donations at Lynch Church of God, located at 547 East Main Street in Lynch, during the following hours: Today, 4-8 p.m.; Thursday, 4-8 p.m.; Friday, 2-8 p.m.; Saturday, 2-8 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.; and Nov. 25, noon to 12:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Harlan County Coordinator Carlton Hughes at 589-5655 or 848-2600 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.

Drop-off shoebox donations at Verda First Baptist Church, located at 326 Hwy. 1601 in Verda, during the following hours: Today, 4-7 p.m.; Thursday, 4-7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to noon and 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 3-5 p.m.; and Monday, 10 a.m. to noon.

For further details, call 606-837-9716 or www.samaritanspurse.org/occ.

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse in which groups and individuals fill shoeboxes with toys, hygiene items and school supplies for needy children around the world.

Last year Harlan Countians packed over 1,000 boxes.