By Vicki Brown
The “In His Name-Colleton” charity went mobile on April 3rd when it held an Easter event at a mobile home park, located near Wal-Mart in Walterboro.
The event included free items for anyone in need, along with an Easter egg hunt for children who live in the park. There were also snacks provided, including Easter-themed cupcakes.
“Residents of the neighborhood were able to enjoy hot dogs, chips, cupcakes, and water along with fellowship. An egg hunt, easter baskets, and books were a big hit with the children.,” said Amanda Herndon, director of operations for the “In His Name” charity, which is based in Walterboro.
“Residents were supplied with free socks, combs, body wash, and other hygiene items,” she said.
During this event, “In His Name” volunteers were able to find out different needs for community members.
According to Herndon, one need was a wheelchair ramp for a gentleman that is unable to get a wheelchair until he has a ramp installed. He currently has cinder blocks as steps and rarely comes out of his home due to it being unsafe.
“This experience was very humbling,” said Herndon. “Everyone was so grateful we were there. Many residents just stayed for a while and thoroughly enjoyed the conversation.”
“In His Name” is still in the process of raising money for the sprinkler system that the charity and homeless shelter needs before it can open again and provide a shelter.
The shelter is located in Walterboro.
In the meantime, Herndon said volunteers want the community to know that they are here to help. “Volunteers plan to be out in the community more, getting to know community citizens, building relationships, and seeing how they can help,” she said.
“An extended thank you to all who volunteered and donated towards this outreach opportunity.”
If you would like to volunteer with this organization, or if you know of an area where they can set up for free outreach, please contact Amanda Herndon at email@example.com.