Large donation keeps the Rose of Sharon open

Large donation keeps the Rose of Sharon open

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The doors of a local soup kitchen will remain open, all thanks to a large donation. The Rose of Sharon will continue to pump life and provide for the Huntsville community.

After 13 years in business, The Rose of Sharon can now add at least one more year of service to the list.

As folks who need them the most say they couldn't be more grateful.

Life for Kimberly Blanton hasn't always been easy.

"It is hard when you're on limited income," said Kimberly Blanton.

Blanton has a place to call home, but doesn't have all the things that come with it.

"When you're on a fixed income like I am your money only goes so far," said Blanton.

To make ends meet, she comes to The Rose of Sharon every day for food and sometimes clothing.

"I know that I'm going to get my needs met when I come here," said Blanton.

But that service for her and others almost stopped.

"There's just so many people in need," said Blanton.

Thanks to a huge donation, The Rose of Sharon was able to remain open, and continue servicing those in need.

"We have more people say to us we weren't going to have Christmas dinner this year, I don't know where it was going to come from," said Sharon Walker, The Rose of Sharon owner.

For owner Sharon Walker, she feels her mission is complete, and for Kimberly Blanton feels her faith is restored.

"You have to put your faith in God to know that he's going to take care of you, and you just do the best you can and that's all you can do," said Blanton.

Walker didn't want to say how much money they received to keep their doors open, but she did say they're able to remain open soley on donations.

For more information on how you can help the Rose of Sharon Soup Kitchen, click here.

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