BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- We know this is the season of giving and bringing joy but for some, it becomes a little more difficult budgeting to also be able to afford to pay higher utility bills.
On Wednesday, four organizations were awarded grants to help with such services.
One of the recipients is The Hope House.
Bryan Lewis of the organization expressed how he felt, "we were immediately ecstatic to know that we were getting these dollars to help us further on with our mission."
Lewis adds, "These resources are just so affirming to us that we're going in the right direction and we need to keep pressing forward and continue to pursue in building relationships with our community and caring for it."
"We are just in the business of seeing relationships restored, seeing lives restored, seeing families come back together and people to see their identity change through the restoring power of Jesus Christ," says Bryan Lewis, Executive Director of Hope House.
Hope House ranges in services provided to the community such as classes that help break the cycle of poverty.
Terry Bryant took a class at Hope House and recalled his experience.
"As you know we all have a past and my past kept getting in my way over and over again the barriers of my past, and when I came to Hope House they were more interested in my progress than they were in my past."
Donna Harmon of United Way says, "These are one time grants I hope we're able to do the same thing next year but they're one time grants that we're doing right now. We had some excess dollars from our donors and so we were able to allocate those funds to these groups."
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