CHURCH Ministry Holds Turkey and Ham Gift

Chellia Nelson and her brother James Everette at the gift of turkey and ham on Saturday morning.

HAMLET – CHURCH Ministry hosted a first turkey and ham gift in the Memorial Park parking lot on Saturday morning.

“The CHURCH ministry committee wanted to be a blessing to our community on Thanksgiving,” said Chellia “Church” Nelson in a text. “There are still many families who are without jobs, without food, without clothes, just the basic necessities and who are going through difficult times during this global pandemic. “

Nelson said it was evident that this event energized individuals in the community by seeing what they were doing.

“Guy, he was going to the store,” Nelson said. “He stopped and thought, ‘Is that really true?’ He was so excited.

A total of 50 turkeys and hams were distributed on Saturday morning. They quickly ran out of food shortly after the event started at 10:00 a.m.

Nelson thanked all the sponsors who donated for the event. She added that next year they anticipate more participation.

This is the third event organized by CHURCH this year. A free basketball camp was offered at Dobbins Heights Park in June and a back-to-school backpack drive was also launched.

“We desire to let our lights shine for Jesus at all times, lending a hand to our neighbors,” said Nelson. “If we can help someone on this journey, lift their spirits, put a smile on their face, boost their confidence and self-esteem, then our life will not be in vain.” “

The turkey and ham gift was held in honor of Nelson’s father, Maurice Fairley Sr. He passed away in 2017.

“My father was a donor. If you were in need you were going to get it, ”Nelson said. “We wanted to deliver exactly that and we had a great turnout. “

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Charles K. Eckert