In the past four years, West Elkton Young Friends have helped animal shelters, adopted animals at the zoo, and bought numerous goats and other animals through Heifer Project. Our youth have fed the homeless, taken part in building a house, and delivered Christmas gift boxes to women and their children who are in an step-down program through the prison system. Our meeting as a whole has taken part in all of these, because we are intergenerational.
There are no ages assigned to what we do or offer, and people are free to go where they feel most led to be. We have helped women in Sierra Leone to buy land and seed so that they and their children have a chance at self sufficiency and survival. We are a part of Preble County Habitat for Humanity, and a frequent support of Middletown’s Hope House system and Shalom Ministry. From backpacks for school to underwear for the homeless, we are a caring church that loves our community and each other, while we seek to serve God and reduce barriers others have to equality.