BATON ROUGE, LA. – The Baton Rouge Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church’s women’s ministries department recently hosted the first of its scheduled women’s clothing giveaways. To assure that the program went smoothly, Carla Chevies, coordinator, visited five area first-day churches where from each she obtained the information for 10 women who had demonstrated a need for assistance. With the 50 names in front of them, the team organized the array of items donated by Berean members and others along with monetary donations solicited from two retail stores. On the designated Sunday, several of the chosen women reported to Berean’s “store” in the annex where they went from area to area selecting items to be placed in their shopping bags at “check-out.” Expressing gratitude to the ministry, each woman left satisfied with her shopping spree.
“We humbly thank everyone who participated in our first women’s clothing giveaway and look forward to the next one being even greater,” said Chevies.
Article and photos by Evelyn M. Edwards