MATTHEWS – The Matthews Heritage Museum will open a new exhibit on the 40th anniversary of the Matthews HELP Center.
This exhibit traces the four decades of growth of the center from an all-volunteer agency assisting those needing aid and support to the professional staff of seven full-time and six part-time staff of today.
The community rose to the challenge in 1979 when several churches, the Council of Aging and others recognized a need to assist those who needed guidance and temporary support.
Gathering together volunteers from the Matthews Woman’s Club and the Happy Timers as well as others, the center provided everything from food, clothing and financial help tho those in need.
The exhibit will be available from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday to Saturday through Feb. 1, 2020, at 232 N. Trade St. A small admission charged.