Volunteers are again accepting donations in Land O’ Lakes for Pasco residents in need.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Want to know why that large white tent has been pitched on State Road 54 near the intersection with U.S. 41? The folks at Keystone Community Church, 21010 State Road 54, are at it again. They’re collecting food and toy donations for Metropolitan Ministries. The tent reopens for donations on Saturday, Dec. 15. It will be staffed through Dec. 23. The hours volunteers are in place are as follows: Mondays through Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the fourth year the Keystone congregation has held the drive. "It's not just a Keystone event," co-coordinator Angela Hobson said. "The tent is truly meant to be a community event." For more information, view this event posted …
It's the only tent in the Land O' Lakes area, and volunteers hope the entire community will get behind the food and toy drive this year.
It's official. The holidays are upon us. And now is the time your help is needed most. The Pasco Metropolitan Ministries tent opened Nov. 12 at Keystone Community Church at 21010 State Road 54 in Lutz. And though it got off to somewhat of a slow start, volunteers say they hope the word spreads quickly that they are there. By 11 a.m. they had five frozen turkeys dropped off, and several motorists passing by stopped to ask what was needed, co-coordinator Deborah Gehlen said. And though this is the fourth year that the church has hosted the only Metropolitan Ministries tent in the Land O' Lakes/Lutz area, the trick is just getting the word out that the food and toy drive goes beyond the members of the church. "It's not just a Keystone event…