Good Samaritan Ministries’ annual Back to School Picnic at the TVA Credit Union Ballpark was a blast! After months of preparation and eager anticipation, we were able to witness the beauty of God’s kingdom at work through the gift of community. Because of people like you, we had 165 volunteers at the picnic which composed of 38 churches, businesses and individuals.
It turned out to be a great atmosphere as we were able to have a festival theme with a hotdog meal, snow cones, a popcorn machine, a bounce house, free haircuts, a game of kickball on the mound and more.
We were able to serve the needs of 521 children, giving them a box with clothes, shoes and a backpack with schools supplies. As the children ate and played, we prayed that the love of Christ would permeate into their lives, their families and the community around them.
Carolyn, a single mother of one child had this to say about the picnic: “Thank you so much for the clothes and backpack my son received, and thank you for letting us in so I could find a shady place to wait. Just a few minutes in the sun now puts me under! Your caring staff treated me with kindness and understanding. My son says "Thanks for the icees and the bounce house!"
As summer comes to a close, we would like to say a BIG thank you to all those who were involved with this program. From the volunteers that organized clothes months before, to those who were at the park, this would not have been possible without your help!
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