Even before the pandemic, people all over the world struggled to be able to buy necessities like clothes. With the addition of the pandemic and widespread loss of employment, many people are struggling financially.
As a result of this, organizations such as The Storehouse are vital right now and play a part in providing clothing. The Storehouse, a ministry of Covenant Harvest Church, collects clothing donations and distributes them to people in need.
Cory Seller, PSU senior in social work, is collecting donations for The Storehouse.
“I was homeless my freshman and sophomore years when the dorms were closed, and I had nowhere to go, and the storehouse gave me clothes so I could be warm,” Seller said.
After receiving support in his time of need, Seller decided to give back to The Storehouse.
“The Storehouse was able to help me, so now that I am in a position to help others who may be in the same situation I was in, I want to be able to,” Seller said.
As a student in the PSU social work program, Seller was given a chance to put this project into action.
“I have wanted to do this for a long time, but finally got the opportunity with one of my classes,” Seller said.
According to The Storehouse Facebook page, “In 2011, the Lord gave us the opportunity to open a clothing ministry to help Pittsburg, KS and the surrounding areas. We have served hundreds of people through the years. The Lord has supplied all our needs and more.”
Donations will be collected through Nov. 20 and can be dropped off at several different locations including at The Edge, Deja-vu, the Pitt State Student Government office, and Russ Hall on the fourth floor outside of Kristen Humphrey’s office.
“My Venmo is @Cory-Seller,” Seller said. “I will use any monetary donations to buy clothes for the storehouse and specific items they may need.”
Seller already reached his goal of 10 bags of clothing and has since updated his goal to 50 bags.
“I was amazed by how fast my original goal was met,” Seller said. “I was able to meet it with a single donation from a good friend and her family, so I decided to aim high and shoot for 50 bags. So far I am at 30 bags of clothes.”
To donate, contact Seller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“…If anyone would like to make a donation and I will gladly set up a time and place to meet to accept the donation,” Seller said.
The Storehouse is located at 615 S Hwy 69 in Pittsburg. They are currently open by appointment only to limit the amount of people in the building at a time due to the ongoing pandemic.
For more information about The Storehouse, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/chcstorehouse.