Adopt-a-Family says ‘thank you’ to West Point community

Triangle Association of Realtors, was only one of many businesses who support Adopt-a-Family in their endeavor to provide children with gifts for Christmas. (File photo)
Donna Summerall
Staff Writer

Adopt-a-Family partners, Renasant Bank, Community Counseling Services and the Daily Times Leader, could not help families in need without the outpouring of generosity from the West Point Clay County communities.

"As the coordinator of Adopt-a-Family," Rachel Pate said. "Thank you is such a small and inadequate word for the following people, organizations, churches and corporations. This program could not be the success it is without all of us working together, neighbor loving neighbor. I can’t say enough about those that adopt from the list each year."

First United Methodist Church, the Local American Legion Post 212, The Greater Golden Triangle Realtors all provided the donations both financially and of toys.

"The workers of Community Counseling are awesome doing whatever is needed," Pate said the employees of Renasant Bank, Donna Summerall of the Daily Times Leader for her willingness to support the program. All of you make my job so easy. Thank you. It is such a joy to know we have put a smile on a child's face."

All the families on the list were adopted which allowed the opportunity the to add several families.

"We had two families who were homeless that came to us for help," Pate said. "Now both have a place to stay and we were able to help them have a nice Christmas. These are the people we want to help. Anyone can fall on hard times."

Pate said last minute donations allowed Adopt-a-Family to make provisions for these families.

"We can’t thank this community enough for helping make these families have a nice Christmas," Pate said. "We can’t thank the West Point Police Department and The Clay County Sheriff Department for stepping up to help get packages delivered. We were able to add three emergency cases to our list what were referred by DHS.

These individuals and businesses who made monetary or toy donations:

Major C. Cox and Darlene Cox for the bicycle.
Waverly Care Home for the toys.
Richard Duggins
D.C. and Vicki Domino
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pokorney
Christ United Methodist Church
Mrs. Robert Craig
Haas Outdoors
Greater Golden Triangle Realtors
Christ United Methodist Church
Norma Gray’s Sunday School Class First Baptist Church
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hagar
Mrs. Jackie Edwards
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Simmons