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Local Women Expand On Blessing Boxes Into The New Year

They've popped up across the Tri-State during the pandemic, but through the holidays and into the New Year, the need continues on.

Posted: Jan 12, 2021 3:25 PM
Updated: Jan 12, 2021 8:26 PM

They've popped up across the Tri-State during the pandemic.

"When you've been blessed, you need to bless other people," says Marqueta Kost, O.W.L.S Member.

But through the holidays and into the New Year, the need continues on.

"It breaks my heart that people have to not be able to eat," says Roberta House, O.W.L.S Member.

The group, "Owensboro Women (Over 50) Living Socially," also known as "O.W.L.S," decided to step up in recent weeks.

"We have a lot of O.W.L.S, so maybe we can help pick that slack up," says Marlene Cox, O.W.L.S Member. "Somebody is going every week checking them, filling them, and they'll post which ones they filled so we know to go to the different ones."

In Owensboro, there's about 10 to 12 blessing boxes in the community. They contain everything from canned goods, to water, and even pasta.

"I try to get things that I know will last them because that's what it's truly about," says Kost.

For some of the members, filling up the boxes hits close.

"I've been here 10 o'clock at night checking them and making sure I can stuff them for the next morning," says House. "I've been there. So I even got my kids involved. My boys, all three of them. We started taking donations and filling them up this month."

A small act of kindness being passed along through the Bluegrass.

"I would love to see more people get out and do these blessing boxes."

If you're interested in helping with the blessing boxes or joining O.W.L.S email

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