Hope Closet Receives Grant from Greater Dover Committee

Ray Book of the Greater Dover Committee presented a check for $2,300 to support the ministry and needs of the Hope Closet in Dover, Del. Pictured left-right: Chris Wood, vice-president for institutional advancement at Wesley College, Dana Sharpe, volunteer, Rev. Missy Rekitzke, pastor of Hope United Church, Eric Voshell, volunteer, Jarrhin Thomas, Wesley student volunteer, Margie Pruett, volunteer, Elise Knable, Wesley student volunteer, Rev. Mark Pruett-Barnett, chaplain of Wesley College and Ray Book.
The Hope Closet is a faith-based ministry dedicated to helping residents who live in the Greater Dover community. The organization offers hygiene products free of charge to individuals and families who are in need of those particular items and have a referral from approved agencies. The $2,300 grant will be used to cover the expenses of the personal care items.
A joint volunteer effort between the College and Hope United Methodist Church, the closet program is located inside the Wesley College Chapel − hours of operation are every Thursday from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Items can be donated to the Hope Closet to help the growing number of families in need. To find out more information about donations, contact Dr. Mark Pruett-Barnett at 302-736-2485.