Victory Ministries on Switzer Avenue in Columbus has a story to tell, starting in 1983 to help those in need. Serving people from all walks of life throughout central Ohio, they have no boundary lines and will not turn anyone away no matter where they are from.
Their services to the local communities include a food pantry, free clothing store, counseling services, tutoring and a free clinic. Victory participates in Literacy Now programs to aid public schools, and if someone needs a suit for a job interview, or a warm coat in the winter they can come to Victory Ministries for assistance.
They will be celebrating their 30 year anniversary this year and have their annual Match Day in May this year, which will be a part of Serve Fest 2013. They continue to expand, and with this growth they can reach out to more people in need. In fact, they are hopeful that very soon they will even have a new facility to consolidate all their efforts in one location.
In 2011, Victory Ministries was one of the recipients of the proceeds from the Heartland Bank Annual Charity Golf Classic, and most recently Heartland’s Stygler Road Office was a drop-off location for Toys for Joy over the holiday season. Lloyd Craycroft, Trustee and Executive Director of Victory Ministries stated, “We truly value our relationship with Heartland Bank and the support they have provided us over the years. Not only have they supported Victory financially through their Golf Classic, but helped create awareness for those in need by being a collection point for our holiday efforts. We appreciate all the donations from individuals and organizations that have come through their collection efforts, which include clothing, school supplies, food and monetary donations.”
Victory Ministries is operated by eight paid employees and has over 50 volunteers from a variety of groups and organizations from around the community. They are not affiliated with any single church or denomination, as volunteers from all denominations join together in the shared practice of giving to those in need. All of Victory Ministries’ proceeds come from donations from the public, and your grocery store member card points can even be used to benefit Victory Ministries.
To learn more about Victory Ministries, or to find out how you can help them continue their efforts in making a difference in other peoples' lives, we encourage you to visit their website at http://www.victoryministriescolumbus.org.