By Portia Williams
December 22, 2013
PDT Staff Writer
Members from Pleasant Green Baptist Church exemplified their church motto, ‘We love, we share, we care,’ Saturday by giving out 80 Christmas baskets to families in need.
Rev. Clarence Parker, Pastor of PGBC, said a philanthropic donation enabled the church to distribute the baskets.
“We were blessed to receive a substantial gift from an anonymous donor whose desire was that we would use the funds to bless our community. This is actually the third phase of a couple of outreach efforts that we’ve had,” Parker said.
According to Parker, PGBC also distributed 80 food baskets during the Thanksgiving holiday.
“During this month we were also able to give away an additional 50 food boxes, and personal item boxes to the homeless. This normally our monthly food pantry give-away, and we’ve added to it another 80 food boxes that we are giving away.
Parker said the church is grateful to have the opportunity reach out to the community.
“We are really thankful that during this critical time of the year we can be a blessing and a source of encouragement to folks in our community,” Parker said.
Hazel Richardson, a member of PGBC, assisted with the Christmas basket give-away.
“We want to show love to those who don’t feel loved. You would not imagine how happy they are when they come and receive their gift boxes. God has blessed us, and we must bless others,” Richardson said.
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