LERMA

Lower Elk River Ministerial Association Food Pantry is reopening to serve screened clients May 12.   They will NOT be open May 5.  LERMA will be open 9 a.m. until noon Tuesdays including May 12, 19 and 26.  Details of the service area are at the bottom of this.

Clients may visit LERMA’s drive thru once a month.  Clients who are able are asked to open their vehicle trunks.

LERMA’s Clothing Closet remains CLOSED.

If you wish to help LERMA now or after this Covid-19 pandemic subsides, monetary donations are greatly appreciated. – Please mail to LERMA, P. O. Box 365, Pinch, WV 25156.  LERMA is a multi-denominational volunteer run organization that has helped the needy since 1981.

LERMA Service area:

NORTH:

Up to 5320 Elk River Rd., North to Walgrove Rd* All of Blue Creek Rd. including N on Walgrove Rd. at east end of bridge

EAST:

10 miles past Pinch-Quick Road intersection.  Defined as Dutch Ridge/Sanderson*Pinch Ridge Road; Laurel Fork; Coco.

WEST:

To 280 Frame Road (formerly Edens Store)

(Poca Fork, Patterson Dr, and John Fork are all beyond 280 Frame Road)

Jakes Run off Frame Road is within the boundary of 280 Frame Road (per MapQuest)

914 Wills Creek Road or Lucy Wilson Church – none lower

HC 70 Box 101 Aarons Fork none higher

All Little Sandy Rd. from Crossings Mall south to Rt. 119

Mile Fork up to Pauley Heights

SOUTH:

Route 5 Box 327 Coopers Creek none higher

none below 2650 Pennsylvania Ave. (119 South to Trinity Methodist Church at Mink Shoals)

All of Route 9 or Mill Creek Road

Route 6 (Martins Branch) to Rutledge Road — this off Mill Creek and considered to be in the area

Down to 2149 Greenbrier St. (Meadowbrook Nursing Home)

Our parish is active in the Lower Elk River Ministry Association with eleven other churches of various denominations. LERMA has helped to feed and clothe the needy in our area since 1981.

LERMA received a generous gift of 2,000 square feet within a building to house our ministry. In June 2004 LERMA moved most of their services to the donated building Pinch. The building gives volunteers a one floor facility where trucks can easily unload.

Two members of our parish, Ellen and Joyce, serve there nearly every week.  In recent months, Tony has been coming most weeks also.  Other members of Our Lady of the Hills are invited to help for an hour or more any other week.  Members are encouraged to work in the food pantry with members of one other church Tuesdays in May and September.

Donations beyond time also occur.  Our parish family also donates financially to LERMA which helps purchase food.