Temporary Relief Comes to 'The Santa House,' But Not For Too Long
SNOW HILL, Md.- Bags are packed, shelves are broken down, and boxes are stacked to the ceiling. Dena Holloway, who is the director of "The Santa House," a charity in Worcester County, said what used to be Santa's warehouse in Snow Hill is now a sad reminder of a fast approaching eviction.
"We really have nowhere to go," said Holloway. "We don't have a building for The Santa House."
Worcester County officials forced the charity out because it's no longer a county program. Meaning, The Santa House can no longer stay in a county facility. Doors would close for good if the charity does not find a new permanent home by Jan. 15. That is not a lot of time. So the non-profit has to move fast.
"We got to find something," said Holloway. "We are down to the Niddy-Gritty on this now. And it's really serious."
The charity has found a temporary home at this storage facility. But storing more than a thousand toys at the facility could get expensive. So the hunt is still on.
"There's a lot of folks who depend on Santa's House," said Jack Ketterman, who work at the storage.
Six hundred families in Worcester County have received toys, food and clothing from The Santa House, according to Holloway. Which is why she said she's not giving up.
"We're very optimistic and it's not going to be the last time," said Holloway. "We're gonna either find a new building or we are going to build a new building."
Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:33:21 GMT
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