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12/20/10 — Charities face tough season for donations

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Charities face tough season for donations

By Phyllis Moore, Steve Herring, Catharin Shepard & Gary Popp
Published in News on December 20, 2010 1:46 PM

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For the second year in a row, Spring Creek Baptist Church has distributed gifts to children at the Community Soup Kitchen. However, this year representatives of the church, Jeanetta Singleton, Nikki Wood, Bobbie Jo Ferrell and Rosanne Jones, came to the soup kitchen to help give away presents. Jeanetta Singleton gives a gift to Jona Lopez while her brother, Kevin Batolon, watches.

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St. James Church of God adopted 12 families for the Christmas season. Led by the Usher Board, food was gathered for donation. Above, church member Lula Mae Sutton unpacks donations and puts them in piles to be repacked and distributed.

With much of the Wayne County community still feeling the effects of the economic downturn, local charities have run into hard times as they seek to assist the needy at Christmas. But press on they have, and to the...

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