Operation Nehemiah volunteers who worked on improvements in the clothing pantry at Korean United Methodist Church's Overflow Ministry building met with Pam Isaac, left, and John Harvey, third from left, missions coordinator. Sharing their skills are, from second left, Max Gilmore, Roy Zeitlow, Len Christensen, Dean Cotter, David Gilmore, Rob Lach and Mike Lunsford of  Operation Nehemiah.
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Helping hands from two organizations serve ministry and the homeless

One helping hand agency recently got assistance from another at the Korean United Methodist Church, 19320 Kedzie Ave. in Homewood. The church’s Overflow Ministry has been helping people through Respond Now in Chicago Heights, the seasonal PADS program for homeless men, a women’s shelter, Catholic Charities and a host of other organizations. Recently, the ministry found it needed some help itself. Operation Nehemiah volunteers came to the rescue.

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