LMA to host the local Gabriel Project


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Pictured, from left, is Gabriel volunteers and coordinators Jean Nisbet, Jeremy Bannister, Tom Beckette, Joyce Bannister, and seated, Lukie Adkins. Other volunteers not pictured include Janis Clark, Kathy Huffman and Vivian Thompson.


LOGAN, W.Va. — The Logan Ministerial Association will be hosting The Gabriel Project, a program that provides immediate, compassionate and practical assistance to needy families with children two years of age and under, in Logan County.

The Gabriel Project can provide everyday baby items such as formula, diapers, infant/toddler clothing, and other baby items for free. Car seats and cribs may also be available on a limited basis for a small fee.

The Gabriel Project also recognizes that the needs of their clients go beyond tangible items. They support families in despair with understanding, compassionate listening and, if requested, prayer. They share child rearing experiences, offer information materials and answer general questions about baby care to improve parenting skills. And they can make referrals to other sources of assistance that are beyond their mission.

The Gabriel Projects serves single mothers, homeless women, families without jobs or with low income jobs, women and children who are victims of domestic violence, and countless others.

Assistance provided by the Gabriel Project enhances the abilities of families to parent and nurture their children and to improve their quality of life. Gabriel Project assistance is primarily provided by volunteers called “Gabriel Angels”, working from community client services sites in churches and other facilities.

The Gabriel Project is not a crisis pregnancy program. It does not offer pregnancy testing, pregnancy termination, adoption services, counseling or medical care. They also do not offer housing, utility assistance or direct financial payments to clients

The newest chapter in Logan is located at Nighbert Memorial United Methodist Church in downtown Logan at the corner of Cole and White Streets. Starting Thursday, July 28, 2016 and every last Thursday of the each month from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. the doors of the church will be open for assistance.

The Gabriel Project is operated completely by donations and volunteers. If you would like more information or would like to make a donation or would like to volunteer, contact their offices at:

Metro Valley Gabriel Project 501 Elizabeth Street, Charleston, WV 25311 Phone: 304-414-4666 or Email: [email protected] or the Logan Chapter at Nighbert Memorial UMC, 302 Cole Street, Logan WV 25601; phone 304-752-7931

The Gabriel Projects asks that you can hlep make a difference in the lives of mothers and children in West Virginia. Volunteers are needed and welcomed, whether you can give a day, a few hours each week, or help us throughout the year. Volunteers are teens through senior citizens, from all walks of life, who are passionate about our mission to help mothers and families in need.

Pictured, from left, is Gabriel volunteers and coordinators Jean Nisbet, Jeremy Bannister, Tom Beckette, Joyce Bannister, and seated, Lukie Adkins. Other volunteers not pictured include Janis Clark, Kathy Huffman and Vivian Thompson.
http://loganbanner.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_Gabriel-Project-CMYK.jpgPictured, from left, is Gabriel volunteers and coordinators Jean Nisbet, Jeremy Bannister, Tom Beckette, Joyce Bannister, and seated, Lukie Adkins. Other volunteers not pictured include Janis Clark, Kathy Huffman and Vivian Thompson.

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