On Jan. 24, 2018, associates at Life Care Center of Morehead, Kentucky, hosted a ribbon-cutting for its new Blessing Box.
The box is a cabinet that sits outside the facility and is open to anyone in the community. It is stocked with non-perishable goods from winter wear like gloves and jackets to canned and dried meats and soups. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“The idea behind the Blessing Box is that people will take a blessing when they need one and leave one when they can,” said Jaysa Kiser, business development director. “We hope that it helps someone in need, no questions asked.”
The box was Kiser’s idea, but once she had brought it up to the other staff members at the building, she had a lot of support. Chuck Holbrook, maintenance director, built the cabinet, and various associates helped stock it, along with generous community members not affiliated with the facility.
Since the Blessing Box opened on Dec. 29, 2017, it has helped multiple community members and continues to be used and restocked.