At the July 19 meeting of Agape House of Vandalia, board members learned that guests from as far as Colorado, Florida, and Kansas had stayed at the guesthouse in June.
In surveys completed by the guests, one person mentioned that it would not be financially possible for her to visit her incarcerated family member were it not for the Agape House.
The quarterly inspection of the premises showed the facility to be in excellent condition.
The rear steps are to be replaced when building supplies are chosen and the weather is more conducive to construction.
The flowerbeds will be cared for in the immediate future.
Veanna Snodgrass reported the placement of emergency exit information in each guest and living area of the facility. Fire extinguishers were also placed in strategic areas.
A letter will be sent to WERDCC requesting a team of women to clean the house this fall.
Monetary gifts received in June included the following: Edgewood Baptist Church, of Bowling Green; Ramsey Creek Baptist Church and John and Mary Gray, of Clarksville; Bethlehem Baptist Church, of Centralia; Curryville Baptist Church and Elm Grove Baptist Church, of Curryville; Steaffanie Meadows, of Desoto; Farber Baptist Church and Gladys Williams, of Farber; Grand Crossings Baptist Association, of Fulton; Nancy White, of Roeland Park, Kansas; Robin Hawk, of Kansas City; Lockewood Park Baptist Church and Friendship Baptist Church, of Mexico; Heather Fay, of St. Charles; Mary Scheffler of Leander, Texas; Hopewell Baptist Church and John Yost, of Thompson; WERDCC Outreach, of Vandalia; and First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and First Christian Church, all of Vandalia.
Non-monetary gifts included laundry detergent by Lockwood Park Baptist Church and snacks and cereal by Cheryl Schlemmer, of Laddonia.