God's Closet Doors Open Wide
A new ministry, God's Closet, opened in Spokane, Wash., on Friday, Feb. 13, and welcomed its first clients. The ministry was launched by Merryl Tschoepe who imagined a group who would gather children's clothes and other donations and have days when "shoppers" could choose needed items. Area church members grabbed onto the idea and helped find gently used children's clothing and baby items for needy children.
Volunteers posted fliers announcing the need and placed bins for clothes and other items throughout the Spokane area. It was one of these fliers that caught the attention of Othello Richards, KREM2 reporter. Richards contacted the group, talked with them, and put together a story that aired on the 6 and 11 o'clock evening news.