CBL Charitable Foundation Donates $15,000 to Operation Hope

The Citizens Building and Loan (CBL) Charitable Foundation has given $15,000 to Operation Hope.

Operation Hope is a faith-based ecumenical, 501c3 non-profit, outreach ministry that provides a tremendous number of programs and services for the Spartanburg County District 1 area, including: Food Pantry and Supply Closet, Clothing Closet, Resale Shop, Financial Assistance, Computer Kiosks & Employment Readiness and more.

“Thank you CBL State Savings Bank for believing in the ministry of Operation Hope as we go about doing God’s work. Operation Hope board members, volunteers and I are so happy, relieved, and grateful to be the recipient of $15,000 from the CBL State Savings Grant Foundation. This funding will allow us to have an appropriate multi-functioning printer/copier and much needed technology to enhance our work and ministry. Funding will also go toward necessary facility improvements and repairs to best utilize the footprint of our building for the expansion of our HUB assistance area and community support classes and programs,” says Susan Tompkins, Director of Operation Hope.

The Operation Hope Hub; created to make a difference is not only looking forward to living into the mission determined in 1992 but to grow beyond it for the people of today in the Landrum/District One area. This summer Operation Hope has a summer food ministry delivering pre-packed grocery bags of food to communities where several children and youth received food backpacks during the school year. The elderly in the community are invited to get a bag, and they are looking for community volunteers.

“A big part of CBL Charitable Foundation’s mission is to promote community,” said CBL CEO & President Jennifer T. Jones. “We believe that we are all better when we are working with each other and for each other, and we are committed to working toward that mission in our new Landrum community.”