Less fortunate members of the Huntington community were able to benefit from the Herd4Christ Clothing Giveaway Saturday morning at the 26th Street Church Of Christ.
Members of the congregation donated clothing. Students from the campus ministry then came in the night before and sorted things out for community members to choose from.
Chris Robert, campus minister of the church, said he is glad to help people in this way.
“We love it,” Roberts said. “It’s just a part of what it means to be a Christian. For us, it’s about letting our light shine and trying to be like Christ, who was all about helping people and that’s what we’re all about.”
Sophomore Joshua Dehaven assisted with working the event and said it is a pleasure for him to help out the community.
“I think it’s great thing that we can do,” Dehaven said. “It feels really good to see how much this really helps people.”
Roberts said he appreciates the help of college students from the campus ministry and said he thinks volunteering is important, even in college.
“Just because you’re in college doesn’t mean you can’t work toward helping other folks in the community, folks your own age, older folks; it doesn’t matter,” Roberts said. “We just want to be able to help people and show them what Christianity is all about.”
Roberts said we could all learn from giving back and said he thinks life is really all about paying it forward.
“We’re all going to be in places where we’re going to need help or assistance. So we should help others as we have the opportunity. It’s just a way of showing love,” Roberts said.
The 26th Street Church of Christ also had a community dinner to further benefit others Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m.
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