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Newton County Chairman Marcello Banes Calls for Continued Unity in State of the County Address

Newton County Chairman Marcello Banes presented several awards during his State of the County address on Tuesday, March 26, 2024.  Pastor Clara Lett, Founder and Executive Director of the Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter, was awarded the "Chairman's Medal."

Serving the Homeless with love

The Newton Community Magazine's March 2019 featured an article about Pastor Clara Lett and her 25+ years of service to the homeless in Newton and surrounding counties. 

The article provides a brief history of how the Rainbow Covenant Ministries' Community Center evolved into The Garden of Gethsemane Homeless Shelter (located at 7133 Turner Lake Circle, Covington, GA) which had the capacity to house up to 82 individuals prior to the October 2020 tornado, which destroyed one of its buildings.

You can read the full article at https://thenewtoncommunity.com/features/for-i-was-hungry-and-you-fed-me/ 

Forced to turn individuals and families
away due to Delays in Repairs

The 11 Alive News featured a written article and video coverage of how the continued delays in repairs to the shelter have negatively impacted homeless individuals and families seeking shelter.

Read the full article at https://www.11alive.com/article/news/local/rainbow-community-shelter-covington-still-struggling-after-storm/85-f2cbaceb-7d37-4706-8829-9f6be5bd6e7b 

News about the Garden of Gethsemane Shelter

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