Groups come together to help at Christmas

A local church and several civic organizations came together at UC Clermont Dec. 18 for “Wrapping Clermont Together,” a family event offering canned goods, toiletries, Christmas gifts, and pet food to those in need.

A sign, explaining the “Wrapping Clermont Together” purpose, was displayed at UC Clermont on December 18, as over 125 families picked up boxes of canned goods, gifts, and pet food for the holiday season. Families in the background were served by several members of civic groups who helped organize the event, under the direction of Landmark Baptist Church.
Families were identified by Landmark Baptist Church early in the month and were invited to the gift-giving event to enjoy holiday music by Redemptive Grace and receive a free lunch courtesy of the Batavia Rotary Club. Families had the opportunity to meet with church members who gently offered counseling, financial education, and spiritual healing to those in need.

They also developed long-term relationships with the community in an effort to get back on their feet in the future.

Community partners in 2010 included the Rotary Club of Batavia, UC Clermont College, Landmark Baptist Church, Milford High School DECA, Miami Valley Christian Academy, Eastern Area United Way, Batavia YWCA, Amelia High School National Honor Society, Clermont County Humane Society, Rent-A-Center National Service Center, and the Southern Ohio Coonhunters Association.

“Wrapping Clermont Together” is over 20 years old and continues to grow with each passing year.

To find out how you can become part of this program, contact Pastor Brandon Little, Landmark Ministries, at (513) 752-7751,