Congregation’s gift brings warmth, love and security to Sunrise clients
Kentucky churches have always shown Sunrise tremendous generosity during the holidays. Their devotion and willingness to help is a true blessing because far too many abused and neglected Kentucky children spend Christmas in want and deprivation. Thanks to the gracious members of Corinth Baptist Church in Corinth, Kentucky, many Sunrise clients enjoyed Christmas warm, comfortable and secure in the knowledge that there are people out there who care about them.
On December 19, Dennis Jackson, pastor of Corinth Baptist, presented Sunrise with a magnificent gift of 122 blankets, provided by the members of his church who voted – “overwhelmingly” in Dennis’ words – to make Sunrise the beneficiary of their annual Christmas outreach initiative. “We just wanted to glorify God and spread a little Christmas cheer,” Dennis said.
Church members usually donate through the Angel Tree program at Christmas time, but wanted to do something a little different this year. Dennis said they were “blown away” by the work that Sunrise does for abused, neglected and abandoned children, and were gratified that they could donate to such an important cause.
Written by Chris Jones, Sunrise Associate Director of Communications.