Mt. Gilead needs donations for upcoming $1 yard sale

Published 12:10 am Saturday, February 18, 2017

Mt. Gilead Baptist Church is seeking donations for its $1 yard sale, and they’re so appreciative of contributions, they’ll send a trailer to pick up your unwanted things.

Organizer Jeanne Morgan said the church is planning another of its Mission Madness $1 yard sales.

“We’ll take anything,” she said. “If you call us, we’ll send someone.”

Last week, she said, David Barton was able to respond within 30 minutes to pick up contributions.

“Our proceeds will be split between the Peace Children Care Home orphanage in India and the Full Tummy Project of Covington County,” Morgan said.

The church began communicating with Pastor Luke of Peace Children Care Home after he received a letter they enclosed in a Samaritan’s Purse shoebox.

“My husband and three other ladies got on a plane and went to help these people,” she said. “Their mission is to teach about Jesus and to educate children. It is only $40 to sponsor or care for a child.”

When their association began, the orphanage housed 21 children; now they have 85.

But the church also wants to help children at home, and therefore also chose the Full Tummy Project of Covington County. The organization places food in the backpacks of children who are risk for hunger each Friday, so that they will no go hungry before they return to school. The foods included are carefully planned so that children may consume them without the help of an adult.

Morgan, who is an Andalusia Elementary teacher, has seen this need first-hand.

The $1 sale is set for Fri. and Sat., March 3 and 4, at the old Coca-Cola plant on Church Street.

To have items picked up, call Barton at 334.488.9516.