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Homeless shelter gets donations

The Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter recently received three much needed gifts to continue its mission in the community. Pictured are Rev. Clara Lett, shelter director, and Sam Ramsey, member of the board of directors, receiving supplies from Lendmark Financial. - Special photo The Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter recently received three much needed gifts to continue its mission in the community. Pictured are Rev. Clara Lett, shelter director, and Sam Ramsey, member of the board of directors, receiving supplies from Lendmark Financial. - Special photo

The Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter recently received three much needed gifts to continue its mission in the community. Pictured are Rev. Clara Lett, shelter director, and Sam Ramsey, member of the board of directors, receiving supplies from Lendmark Financial. - Special photo The Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter recently received three much needed gifts to continue its mission in the community. Pictured are Rev. Clara Lett, shelter director, and Sam Ramsey, member of the board of directors, receiving supplies from Lendmark Financial. - Special photo

The Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter recently got three much needed gifts to continue its mission in the community.

The North Georgia United Methodist Housing and Homeless Council gave $10,000 to purchase computers, appliances, AV equipment, blinds, commodes, mattresses and roof repair.

Also, Lendmark Financial has donated to the shelter over the past three years and did so again this year. They gave janitorial supplies, food, a year's supply of gloves, office supplies and more than $2,000 toward the electric bills. They also send volunteers to help in the office and kitchen.

Sam Ramsey, a member of the shelter's board of directors, and his wife Becky also donated $2,500 to replace the air conditioner in the main office area.

The shelter served more than 800 people in 2012 from Newton and Rockdale counties.

Donations can be made payable to The Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter and mailed to 7133 Turner Lake Circle, Covington, GA 30014. All donations are tax deductible.