With Hurricane Katrina on the minds of members at New Hope Baptist Church in Jackson they are now lending a hand to those suffering from Hurricane Sandy. Everything from canned food to diapers will go to those who are recovering from the so-called superstorm.
Through the community and a $20,000 donation from Nissan supplies will be placed on an 18-wheeler and taken to the New Jersey. New hope members who lived on the Gulf Coast when Katrina hit said they were helped by people from New Jersey in their time of need and now they wanted to pay it back.
The church's Chairman of Deacon Ministry Royal Walker said the charity is a product of their Christian faith and service.
"We're commanded to demonstrate what the Lord has taught us all to do, so we'll be sending canned goods and other supplies, blankets, a variety of supplies based on the needs that have been identified by two of the major churches on the east coast," Walker said.
A tractor trailer will be filled and ready to hit the road Friday. They hope the supplies reaches the people that need them on Saturday.
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