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New Hope Warms the Spirits of the Community Literally

The New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in conjunction with Sieon Roberts Ministries and the Liberation Foundation is hosting their Annual Christmas Give-Away on December 24, 2016 from 12p.m.-3p.m. at Williams Elementary School, located at 1320 East 19th Avenue in Gary, IN. “At this Christmas give-away we supply coats, hats, gloves and socks for men, women and children and feed them a hot traditional holiday meal,” said Sieon Roberts Sr., Senior Pastor of New Hope.

“It is important to stop and focus on the joy and blessings in your own life while being aware that everyone is not so fortunate,” said Pastor Roberts. “Our work has a powerful impact on the community that we serve. On last year, this event supplied approximately 200+ people with new coats, hats, gloves, socks and full course meal.” Breaking down populations by category, Indiana’s 2015 Point-in-Time Homeless Count observed: 5,863 persons comprising 4,470 households were homeless during the last week in January, 2015 in Indiana. Of this, 1,261 were under the age of 18 years old. There is a need to keep these families warm during this cold season.

On this year, the event received a generous donation from the Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) to assist with the success of the event.

If you need any additional information or wish to make a donation and/or volunteer, please contact New Hope Missionary Baptist Church at (219) 883-5743.

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