Noon Rotary donates to Purpose of God Annex

Published 3:51 pm Friday, November 3, 2017

This week, Washington (noon) Rotary past-President Frank Belote, along with Roland Wyman, delivered the good news, and a check, to Bishop Jones, founder of Purpose of God Annex.

“For many years, Bishop and Mother Jones have dedicated themselves to helping at-risk youth in our community. Although the programs offered by Purpose of God Annex are provided at the lowest possible costs, those costs may represent a hardship for some. Our support (noon Rotary) may enable Bishop Jones to service those who might not otherwise be able to enroll,” Belote said.

Bishop and Mother Jones welcomed Belote and Wyman and provided an overview of the facility on East Sixth Street in Washington.

The noon Rotary members learned how the organization has worked closely with local courts and law enforcement and has been able to often lessen the system’s further interaction with at-risk youth.

Founded and operated by Bishop Jones, “the (Purpose of God Annex) program assists children with academics, behavior and social skills … assists at-risk kids who may or may not have involvement in the juvenile court system or those who are in danger of dropping out of school. (Purpose of God Annex) also assists adults with human resource development, HSE or continuing education, employment ability skills and employment, and guidance in self-esteem, self-image and self-control and self-sufficiency. For more information call 252-974-1484 or visit

Washington (noon) Rotary consists of volunteers within Beaufort County dedicating their efforts to charitable causes both locally and those to which its parent organization subscribes. Each year, this local group has raised and disbursed funds to local non-profits through creative fundraising activities. For more information, visit or Washington Noon Rotary on Facebook.