The following article appeared in the September 21, 2017 edition of the Horry Independent newspaper.
You can’t keep a good woman down.
Even a short hospital stay doesn’t stop Kathy Crist from staying on mission to help those in need.
Crist has been collecting supplies to assist Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey. Those cleanup items have already been transported to the Lone Star state, but Crist isn’t done just yet.
Fortunately for Crist, and those in need, a few clear hospital tests put her back to work.
Kathy and Jerry Crist work through Hope for Families & Veterans in Need, which they founded about four years ago. The organization collects such things as clothing, furniture, household goods, linens, coats, shoes and just about anything else to give away to those who need them.
Their current mission is to collect enough hurricane relief supplies to fill the 50, 5-pound buckets they recently purchased at Lowe’s at a much-appreciated discounted price.
Jerry Crist however, is more ambitious than his wife. His hope is to fill 100 buckets before the supply drive is over.
Mr. Crist received the inspiration to purchase the buckets as he listened to the Rev. James Grubb, pastor of Union United Methodist Church, preach on discipleship.