Lawrenceville Road United Methodist in Tucker, known for its community outreach, has established an account to receive donations for the 35 Handy Ace Hardware employees who are without jobs since the tragic fire that totally destroyed the popular Tucker business.
Many folks in our congregation are craftsman, hobbyists or do-it-your-self-ers and depended on Handy Ace for just the right part, tool or other items at just the right time - almost on demand.
Jim Nall, a church member and regular Ace customer, said “the fact that the employees are well versed in the stock and are helpful in finding the items we all look for saves time and costly mistakes. Many have families and expenses and the loss of their jobs is devastating.”
“Anyone who has visited the Handy Ace Hardware knows about the many valued employees who are much like good neighbors in their friendly greeting of the customers and their helpfulness in finding items. Our wanting to reach out to the employees in some way as a neighboring Methodist congregation in an expression of our affection for them and appreciation of their present plight has led us to establish this special account at the urging of our United Methodist Men,” said Reverend Kathy McFarland, Pastor.
Anyone wanting to help those employees should mail their check in any amount made out to LRUMC and marked simply ACE on the memo line. The address is 3142 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker, Ga. 30084. This donation is tax deductible. All donations will be distributed equally to the employees with none kept by the church. Donations will be received for an unspecified time but they are desparately needed NOW.
Jack Sartain is United Methodist Men president and produces the Music for Missions Series.