Gifted nonprofit Owasso permanent building, hopes to open by May – FOX23 News
OWASSO, Okla. – A non-profit organization in Owasso will finally have its own facility after a nearby church donated the group an old building.
Tiffany Bell created Neighbors in Need 13 years ago. It is a food pantry that provides groceries to people in need.
Over the years, the group has bounced between five or six buildings. They rented or loaned a building free of charge.
Bell told FOX23 they never had the money to buy their own building and are currently using a location on Main Street for free through a local business. However, Bell recently learned that they could no longer stay there.
After posting information about the situation on Facebook, First Baptist of Owasso called Bell.
The church wanted to give Neighbors in Need a building they no longer use, which is down the street from the current facility on Main Street.
Brenan Fulton with First Baptist Owasso told FOX23, “It’s a continuation of what God has called us to do in our community to help people and it’s not just through our buildings, it’s also by helping other organizations to succeed.”
Bell has just received the keys to the building and already has a list of renovations. It aims to be done in May.
She explained, “I think we’re giving out a very generous amount of stuff, but it’s going to be even more because we have it and we have the room to pick it up.”
You can find out more about Neighbors in Need here.
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