The Save the Shelter Concert held in June was a big fundraiser to help keep South Harbor Shelter open. As we told you after the concert, money is still needed to keep the doors open.
The Reconciliation Week Committee donated to South Harbor Wednesday as part of its motto of reaching out to the community.
Jinnell Miller, wife of the late Rev. Charles Miller and founder of the Reconciliation Week Committee, says, "We always have to give back as human beings. You know we receive so many things as human beings so we must give in order to help life go on. So we decided that we would share with South Harbor this year."
Rev. Miller was among the people who died in a tragic workplace shooting at the Lockheed plant near Meridian in 2003.
Any amount of money donated is helping Multi-County Community Service Agency reach a goal of $50,000.
Callie Cole, executive director of MCCSA says, "It means a lot; it's a donation to South Harbor Shelter and we're really in need of this. And it is most appreciated by us, and it will help us keep the shelter open."
Cole tells us they still need about $10,000 to keep South Harbor open. Trying to reach those in need is a major catalyst as to why next year, on the 10th anniversary of the Lockheed incident, the Reconciliation Week Committee will have started a new foundation to reach even more people.
"We're looking to see what the needs are in the community and how we can best serve the community," Stacey Miller, daughter of the late Rev. Charles Miller and a member of the Reconciliation Week Committee tells us. "Of course Reconciliation Week will be one of our main goals and emphasis, but we do want to see what else we can do to serve the community."
The new foundation will also continue to give scholarship money and donate to local charities that are in need.