Friday, July 24, 2009

Messiah's clothing giveaway mentioned in Everett Herald

Our congregation's annual clothing giveaway was mentioned in the Everett Herald today. Here's the write-up:

Messiah Lutheran Church in Marysville zeroes in on what the community needs.

The church is giving away school clothing to children in need.

"Heather Beltran, a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, began this program a few years ago," said volunteer Jim Newlun. "The program is to assist those that simply cannot afford school clothing for their children, particularly in these present times."

He knows the heartache of trying to look presentable on a limited budget.

"As a child, our family was the recipient of such clothing."

Messiah is a mission church, he says. It aims to help those in need.

The event is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at 9209 State Ave., Marysville. They also have some infant and toddler clothing.

"When you are able to help those who need such help, you not only help them, but we too are also blessed," Newlun says. "I personally believe we get more out of it than they do."

HT: Everett Herald

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