Valley City Council honors Myers family

Published 9:00 am Friday, November 15, 2019

VALLEY — On Tuesday, the City of Valley became the latest local government to back the weekend of Nov. 23-24 as “the Miracle for the Myers Weekend.”

A widespread outpouring of prayer will take place that weekend for the family of Hermon and Cheryl Myers, who have done so much for so many people in need through the Christian Service Center. A proclamation unanimously supported by the council notes that for nearly 30 years the Christian Service Center has selflessly fed, clothed and loved the local area’s underprivileged.

“The Christian Service Center,” reads the proclamation, “founded by Cheryl and Hermon Myers and assisted by their children and a small army of community volunteers, knows that crisis and financial difficulties can strike anyone at any time, and (that) its mission continues to be to provide for the essential needs for families in crisis — healthy food, decent clothing for work, warmth and school; basic household items, toiletries and diapers — attempting to make sure no one in our community goes hungry or cold…”

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The proclamation goes on to make the point that it’s now the Myers family that needs assistance.

“In the last few months (they) have fallen into a crisis with a catastrophic illness striking and paralyzing their oldest son James from the waist down,” the document reads.

Mayor Leonard Riley said it’s time for the community to rally together in support of them.

“The Myers family has done so much to help others,” he said. “Now is the time for the people of the Valley to help them.”

“This family needs our help,” said the Rev. Chuck Anderson, pastor of the Shawmut First Baptist Church. “I can’t imagine where we would be without the Christian Service Center. I can only imagine how many lives have been touched by what they do. Their daughter, Christy, and her husband, Nick, have taken on a bigger role in running the Christian Service Center this year because of the family crisis, and they have five kids in school.”

“This hardship has provided the citizens of the Valley area the opportunity to express their love and support for Cheryl and Hermon through the Miracle for the Myers, a widespread outpouring of prayer,” the proclamation concluded. “All citizens of Valley are called on (to join in this recognition) of the value and accomplishments of the Christian Service Center and to earnestly offer appreciation, support and prayers for a Miracle for the Myers.”

The West Point City Council also read a proclamation claiming the weekend of Nov. 23 “Miracle for the Myers Weekend” at its Nov. 7 work session.