HAZARD — Since Second Chance Mission opened its door in March, it has helped more than 600 people through its voucher program that is dedicated to serving low-income families.
Families can receive a voucher by bringing a copy of their benefits. Vouchers are good for one month and the family can renew their voucher at the end of each month.
The store is centered around a retail-style environment.
Customers can come in and choose what supplies they need, whether it is food or household items.
“We currently have 400 vouchers out,” said Sarah Burton.
Despite having so many vouchers out, Burton said the store still remains in stock because of the generosity of the community.
They currently need non-perishable food items and hygiene items.
Food items needed include: boxed food, breakfast food, crackers, Vienna sausage and potted meat, and granola bars for the homeless bags.
Some of the hygiene items that Second Chance Mission needs are: shampoo, soap and body wash, toothbrushes, lotion, deodorant and razors.
The store held a block party on Sunday from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Activities included a bubble pool, sidewalk chalk and corn hole.
Free food was also served during the event.
A raffle was during the block party for prizes.
Burton thanked McDonald’s, Sena’s Gifts, Pantry Shelf, The Fallen Kings, Seraph’s Salon and Melvetta Craig for the donations that went towards the raffle.
For individuals who need assistance, they are urged to call the store at 859-494-6907.
Donations can be dropped off at the store and Burton said volunteers just need to show up to work.
Burton wants to thank the community for making Second Chance Mission a success.
TJ Caudill is a reporter with The Hazard Herald and he can be reached at 606-629-3245.