Archive for Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Lighthouse Baptist Church’s annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors starts Thursday

July 25, 2012

Lighthouse Baptist Church will have its annual Neighbor Helping Neighbor on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the old Baldwin Elementary School Primary Center, 700 Chapel St.

Neighbor Helping Neighbor collects items from shoes to appliances to give to people in need.

“How many people are doing without and don’t realize that they have a neighbor who’d be willing to help,” Lighthouse Baptist Church Pastor Richard Austin asked.

The event started four years ago because a woman was sleeping on her floor for years. After congregation members learned of the situation, they realized a neighbor of the woman had an extra bed and it was donated to the her.

“Last year, a lady didn’t have a refrigerator for a long time and was using a cooler to keep things cold and it was a huge blessing to her to get a fridge again,” Austin said.

Items can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The giveaway begins at 8 a.m. Saturday and is open to all in need. Austin expects about 20 tables filled with donations.

The church will have trucks available to make pickups Thursday and Friday and a truck will also be available for Saturday deliveries in the area.

To request a pickup or for more questions, contact Austin at 766-5936.

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