“Have a blessing, leave it. Need a blessing, take it. Above all, be blessed!” That’s the message on a Blessing Box that was installed this summer at Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church located at 205 Arnold Avenue, Port Allegany. The Blessing Box idea was brought to light by Carol Christensen, handcrafted by church member Allen Kelin and installed by church members. The Blessing Box is filled with items – mostly food – that people might need. Although it’s in front of the church, it is for the entire community to use. If people need something, they can just help themselves. If they are able, they may contribute items. The box is basically for nonperishable items such as canned goods, boxed dinners, paper products and personal hygiene items. The Blessing Box is a community outreach to support those in need. The box was installed by Bill and Will John, along with Allen Klein (pictured) who built the box.