With the coronavirus pandemic affecting the county for much of the year, there are many in need as it continues.
One such community resource that aims to help, Moniteau Christian Ministries Center's Project Share resale shop, now finds itself in need of volunteers to help give back all the generous donations it receives from the community.
Anyone is welcome to volunteer, but those involved with Project Share are hoping for people who are able to give at least two hours of their time and are able to make a commitment to not only the store but the community.
Without volunteers, it's almost impossible to keep the shop going, assistant manager Debbie Binder said.
"We are very involved in trying to help other people and give back to the community," Binder said. "What we make here, it helps next door. Without the volunteers, this place is going to fall, that's how important this place is. Not only are we helping next door, we are also helping clothe the people in the community because the prices are so reasonable. But it all runs on volunteers."
Donations are dropped off in the designated area and then brought in for sorting. Volunteers will sort through the donations, organize, test, clean and then either store or move them out to the shop's floor.
The store is equipped with a washer and dryer, a deep sink and several bins to help volunteers clean and organize all donations before they hit the floor. Workdays are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Project Share also needs help taking care of the garage associated with the shop where seasonal and holiday items are stored, mostly with moving items back and forth to and from storage.
For more information on volunteering, call Binder at 573-418-1400.