The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

'Everybody goes through tough times'

Hartley Community Outreach aims to help families in need


November 19, 2020


FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Louise Fennell, Mari Howard and Holly Myers have spearheaded efforts recently to create Hartley Community Outreach. The charity is located in the former Med-Equip Pharmacy on Central Avenue. Not pictured: Mindy Jo Alesch.

A commercial space in downtown Hartley is stocked to the gills with apparel, but none of it's for sale.

That's because it's all free.

Hartley Community Outreach opened its doors last month in the former Med-Equip Pharmacy building located at 141 S Central Ave. Mari Howard, who owns the building with her husband, Rusty, spearheaded the idea for the charity along with Holly Myers, Mindy Jo Alesch and Louise Fennell. So far they've been offering clothes, toys and baby items to families in need.

"It's free and they can take whatever they need," said Howard. "We will not ask questions and we are...

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