To help those in need, Oceana Woman’s Club has installed a Blessing Box on Main Street, in front of Oceana Town Hall.
Stocked with a few canned foods, personal care items, baby food, and other items, those who need something may take it.
“Today is Thursday, maybe pay day isn’t until Friday, and maybe you need a couple of diapers to get you through,” explained Cheri Hughes, club president.
Anyone in need can help themselves, Hughes emphasized.
“Nobody sees them. Nobody says anything. It can be anonymous,” she said.
A club member saw a box in Huntington and thought it was a good idea, Hughes explained.
It’s a variation on the “Little Library” boxes in which people can take a book and/or donate a book.
The Blessing Box has been up for about two weeks and has been restocked every other day, Hughes said.
It has been a community project, she emphasized.
Westside High School’s Hi-Y Club provided the items to begin the box.
One of the students also painted the box, Hughes noted.
The Woman’s Club “doesn’t have a penny” in the project, she noted.
Businesses who wanted to give back to the community also stepped up to provide assistance.
ABC Construction built two boxes for the project. The second box will be installed in the coming weeks.
Oceana town employees installed the box.
Wear ‘Em Out provided the lettering.
Donations are always welcome, Hughes said, and can be dropped at Evans-Calfee Funeral Services or Belcher’s Cleaners.