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Community Helping Homeless Shelter After Theft

Posted at 5:42 PM, Dec 26, 2018

CORBIN, Ky. (LEX 18) – A ministry that helps the needy and less fortunate is now being uplifted by the community it serves.

Just before Christmas, burglars targeted Everlasting Arms Ministry in Corbin stealing food before a holiday feast. While everyone left the shelter to attend a Christmas play, the pantry was ransacked by thieves. The ministry’s supervisor estimated that $2,000 worth of food was stolen.

On Christmas Day, the needy enjoyed meatballs and pizza hut thanks to donations. Today, more and more people stepped up to help, bringing food, water and cash.

While there’s still a long way to go in making up for what was stolen, those who stay at the shelter are grateful for the kindness of others.

“It’s more than just a pit stop on the side of the road, even though we’re in the middle of the country, its what they store in here and want to share with you. It’s what matters,” said Barrett Silar who lives at the shelter.