SARDIS - A "Threads of Hope" clothes closet is opening later this month in Sardis as a new ministry to help area families with clothing needs. Threads of Hope is hosted by Mount Olive Church in Sardis.
Leah Hulsey, one of the church members who participates in Threads of Hope, said the idea came together rather quickly.
"Originally, we were planning a food pantry in the new fellowship building we are constructing," she said. "But someone had an idea for a clothes closet and everything fell into place."
While a food pantry is planned for the future, the clothes closet has quickly become a reality.
The gently-used clothing is available to those going through difficult times, such as flood, fire, or just hard economic times. Clothing for adults and children of all sizes is available, as well as shoes, coats and accessories.
Although the clothes closet hasn't officially opened yet, Hulsey said a number of families have already been helped.
"Our goal is to reach out to those throughout the area who may need a helping hand," Hulsey said, adding that the ministry is open to people from all areas.
Threads of Hope is currently housed in the church parsonage, which is adjacent to the church. Mount Olive is four miles from Sardis.
Threads of Hope will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. After that date, it will be open once a month, but it will also be available by appointment.
The clothes closet is confidential and is open to anyone who is in need.
For more information or to make an appointment: Charlotte Romick at (740) 483-9020.