by Helen Greene
On September 22 I attended the American Baptist Women’s Ministries Fall Rally. The theme was Hunger Action Month. We all learned of the different ways churches are serving those facing hunger. It was interesting to see the diverse groups each church targets. The offering that was taken was combined with a $200.00 donation from American Baptist Women then divided among the five ministries represented. Our backpack ministry was given $83.00. We are very grateful for the donation.
I was approached by Mr. Wood, the former Vice-Principal of Beckley Elementary, as I was leaving the meeting. He was our “Sound Man” for the event. He told me that he observed our Backpack Kids on Friday afternoons when they came to the office to get their backpacks. He said he could see them smiling and happy when they got their food. He said “The kids will forget almost anything but they did not forget their backpacks on Friday”.
For the month of October, we will be collecting granola bars. Donations can be left on the back counter in the kitchen.
Thanks to each one of you who has supported our Backpack Ministry in any way. May God Bless You!