Groups hope to meet Christmas needs in Letcher County

Two outreach events in Letcher County are aiming to meet the needs of the communities on opposite ends of the county.

The Ignite Community Outreach event will be held at Letcher Middle School in the Letcher Community on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. That same morning, the Community Christmas Outreach event will take place at the SmileFaith Wellness and Fun Center in Jenkins beginning at 10 a.m.

The organizers for the events say they hope to meet the needs of those who may be struggling during the holiday season. Donations for the outreach events have poured in from a plethora of individuals and organizations.

For information on the Ignite outreach event, contact email igniteministries@live.com, or call 606-634-4233. For information on the Community Christmas Outreach in Jenkins, contact Chrystal Bentley on Facebook.

Donations for the Ignite outreach will be accepted through Wednesday. Donations for the Community Christmas Outreach in Jenkins will be accepted through Thursday. Cash donations for both outreach events will be accepted through Friday.

Those wishing to take part in the Ignite event must register with the Family Resource Centers at either Letcher Elementary School or Letcher Middle School. Those wishing to take part in the Community Christmas Outreach in Jenkins can register at the event.