Eolia Christian Community Outreach
Food Pantry - distributes one bag/family/month (60-100 boxes monthly.); including government commodities. In the local elementary school, 85% of our children are eligible for free lunches.
Jail ministry - Visitation, Bibles, and snacks to prisoners in Letcher County Jail.
Thrift store - Sells donated clothing, household items, and furniture to the local community at very low prices. The county's real unemployment rate is 61%.
Burnout Victims - supplies household items for family's that have lost their homes in a fire.
Holiday Activities - Distributes Turkeys, toys, gifts, and fruit baskets to family's as well as personal care kits to home health patients. Hosts an annual Christmas party for community children.
Emergency Assistance - Working with various county agencies to help with emergency assistance.
Eolia Community Park - Oversees development and maintenance of a six-acre park which provides picnic shelters, playground equipment, amphitheater, walking track, nature trail, and organized events for the local community.
ECCO has a small chapel adjacent to the main outreach facility. The chapel was built in 2009 and was dedicated in memory of the late Vice-President, Tony Gross. There is a Sunday evening service each week at 6:00 p.m.
ECCO's strength comes from community volunteers helping with the various ministries and its partnership with churches, organizations, and individuals.
Helping hands are always needed at ECCO!
ECCO's ministries touch many people, serving their physical needs while witnessing the love of Christ. ECCO seeks to meet individual needs by providing food, household items, clothing, and personal care items.
2009-Chapel was built. Dedicated to the memory of Tony Gross
Brenda Gross, President & Director
Kester Halcomb, Vice- President