Costs are exceeding income, the ministry’s executive board said, and they now face a $13,000 operating deficit.
“Unless something happens to supply our needs, our doors will close for good in August,” Ron Vance, the director of God’s NET, said.
The youth ministry operates from the Mulberry Community Center, but is not affiliated with any other organization, according to Treasurer Keith Rader. It provides hot meals, sanctuary, clothing and supplies to youth and special-needs adults from its center, and partners with other organizations to provide assistance programs throughout they year.
Vance said 680 were served at Christmas, and 240 with school supplies.
Vance, Rader, Chairman Kim Hupp and Secretary Dee Rader issued an announcement of the board’s plans to close. The ministry is operated by a 12-member volunteer board. It employs two part-time cooking and supervisory staff members.
Rader said yesterday the board would consider keeping the doors of the center open if funds could be raised. Donations may be sent to P.O. Box 171, Pomeroy.