What would you do if you worked in an old building with no heat during the winter?  The Shepherds Cove Clothing Pantry has known exactly what that is like during one of the most frigid parts of the Winter.  While the temperatures have been ice-cold, the faith-based nonprofit, The Shepherds Cove Clothing Pantry, had no heat in their building.  The nonprofit’s furnace was shut off after it started emitting carbon monoxide.  The result, during this cold front, has resulted in its volunteers working in the cold brick building.  The cost to fix the nonprofit’s furnace was $16,000.  A cost the nonprofit could not afford.

“The cost to fix the nonprofit’s furnace was $16,000.”

Sharlee Morain, the Executive Director at the Shepherds Cove, applied for a grant with the Community Foundation of Elkhart County.  According to the Community Foundation of Elkhart County’s website, “The Fund for Elkhart County is an unrestricted fund made up of hundreds of donations from the people who support a thriving community in which to work, live and play.”

The Community Foundation of Elkhart County awarded The Shephards Cove Clothing Pantry $8,000 through the “Good Neighbor Grant” and another anonymous donor added $5,000.  The Shepherds Cove Clothing Pantry was able to pay the additional $3,000 to cover the cost of the furnace repair.  Unfortunately, the cost of the furnace repair has the nonprofit struggling financially.

The Shepherd’s Cove Clothing Pantry helps people in need by supplying clothing, household items, furniture and providing information for the betterment of the people in the Michiana area.  You can donate to the Shepherds Cover by clicking here.


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