Rev. Dr. Vincent Howell is leading area churches in hopes of helping schools within our community. Focusing on four aspects, clothing needs, snacks, mentorship/tutoring opportunities, and helping to create a conversation that reduces stress students feel in High School over whats next. Rev. Dr. Howell took on this leadership role after the Community Conversations Meeting on August 15th, 2018. Since then, he has helped to identify issues, provided space for the Community Clothing Closet, and worked on informing and involving local church leaders of the need.
With the help of the community, Rev. Dr. Howell hopes to continue connecting with the schools and school social workers to best meet the needs of children and families right here in our community. Rev. Dr. Howell is the pastor at Centenary United Methodist Church on Hampton Road in Clemmons.
The Interfaith Alliance is still gathering the needs of the Lewisville-Clemmons schools and is looking forward to finding the best way to support the needs of our area schools during the upcoming proctor season.
The Community Clothes Closet opened on December 22, 2018, and will open the 4th Saturday of every month from 10 A.M. until noon to provide clothes to individuals and families in need.
For more information about the Community Clothes Closet, or if you know someone who would benefit through access to the clothing closet, please contact Rev. Dr. Howell at Clemmons Centenary United Methodist Church. All clothing is free and no referral is needed for access.
"As the holiday season approaches, it is gratifying to have several churches in our area addressing significant concerns that are affecting students in our schools. The services and the resources that they will be providing through the interfaith alliance program are a terrific gift to our community."