Article by Urban Alliance staff.

On Saturday, April 22, a group of 14 teens and 5 youth leaders from Grace Baptist Church in Bristol volunteered at World Vision’s warehouse in East Hartford, as part of the World Vision 30-Hour Famine.

“Our church has been a partner with World Vision for many years now,” explained youth leader Cheryl Thibeault.  “In addition to many members…sponsoring children across the globe, our youth groups in particular have been participating in the Work Vision 30-Hour Famine for over 10 years. Collectively these youth have raised over $35,000 to fight world hunger!”

With encouragement from Galatians 5:13, the group felt that serving at World Vision’s warehouse was a perfect way for them to make a difference.

The World Vision warehouses a hub for receiving thousands of donated goods that are mobilized through Urban Alliance’s five initiatives. Churches and ministry organizations that participate in Urban Alliance initiatives and serve under-resourced children, families or the ill on a monthly basis are eligible to receive donated goods through World Vision’s Essential Supplies Program.

During the more than 50 collective hours that the group served at World Vision, they helped unpack, group and sort donations that will soon be distributed into our local communities.

“It was very encouraging to see brothers and sisters in faith serving the needs of the community,” shared Thibeault. “It was well organized and our volunteers came away energized.”

Thank you, Grace Baptist Church!

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