By Chris Edwards
CHESTER – An incident was reported on Saturday regarding a ransacking of a storage unit in Chester used by non-profit outreach organization iServe365.
Chester Mayor Robert Poynter posted photos of the ransacked unit on Facebook and said that his wife volunteers for the organization, organizing the unit. “This looks like it was done deliberately. There is no reason whatsoever for this storage unit to be in this shape,” he said.
Poynter added that his wife has, in the past, taken away bags of garbage that people have dumped at the storage locker.
Kim Jordan-Glawson, who serves as a board member for iServe365, pays for the storage unit, and has it available to help anyone in the area who might be in need. The organization is a faith-based non-profit outreach that gives out produce and supplies to individuals, families and communities to lift them out of situational crisis and poverty, serving them with love, according to its Facebook page.
The organization has a number of storage facilities in the area with supplies for people, all received from donations.
Poynter said that the generosity of iServe365 volunteers has done a lot of good for the community, but took to task the person, or persons, who destroyed the storage unit.
“Then, this is what they have to show for it, someone, deliberately destroying the locker, pulling everything off the shelves, and dumping everything on the floors. You have to ask yourself as a community, Is that fair to these ladies?,” he said.
He suggested that members of the community step up and help clean up and re-organize the storage unit.
“Kim and her family have been there for those in need, she has been there when disaster struck, and this is how she gets repaid,” Poynter said.
“She will get tired, and I can tell you she is tired, this community is better than that, So, now she needs help, people who will gather, and come fix the mess, in the storage building.”
Tyler County Sheriff Bryan Weatherford said that to his knowledge there has not been a report made to his office about the incident but encouraged anyone with information to contact law enforcement. The Tyler County Sheriff’s Office can be reached at 409-283-2172.