Ten years ago, Dr. Dewey Painter formed Mission Harvest, an organization dedicated to helping people in need all over the world.
Fullwood plans to spend $300,000 of Excise Tax Revenue money to help the organization find an 8,000 to 10,000 square foot warehouse within his
district. "We are an international human needs organization," said Painter
."We have sent 33 million pounds of goods to people in 58 countries."As the need for help seems to increase exponentially each year, Mission Harvest
has grown, too.However, they are currently sharing space with Duval Container Company
on Myrtle Avenue and have run of room to sort through and package donated goods."We are using borrowed space.It takes a lot of time and space to do the processing and we need a new building," said Painter
, adding that he
has looked at several locations in the area.
"When I met Dr. Painter
and heard the story, I thought it was so compelling.
will not send everything that gets donated."We will not ship any oil-based products," said Painter