United We Care in Grovetown is reopening its doors this week.
After the previous director of the non-profit organization, Bill Campbell, died in March, there was no one to fill the role and the doors were shut.
On Saturday, to celebrate building renovations and the reopening, United We Care committee members and Grovetown Mayor George James held a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
United We Care, which is sponsored by the city and the churches of Grovetown, collects food and clothing for families in need.
On Wednesday and Thursday, the agency will be taking applications from families that live in Grovetown for food during the holidays and Christmas toys for the children.
"People are coming over and really getting behind us," said Jeannie Brissel, the chairman of the committee. "With the economy the way it is, we hope that this will be a good help to the community."
City councilwoman Rosa Lee Owens said that she was glad to see the organization reopen its doors.
"There were all these needs flying around everywhere, and I just kept saying to wait, and things will come," said Owens. "And United We Care serves a need for Grovetown."
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