Our food drive in support of the pantry at Fayette Samaritans was a success! We collected over 20 bags of groceries and several clothing items for donation.
Fayette Samaritans is a Christian ministry serving those in need in Fayette County, providing food, clothing and financial assistance for selected emergency needs.
Our Operation Christmas Child gift collection was a great success! We collected over 20 gift boxes that will be shipped to needy children worldwide.
Operation Christmas Child is a ‘global Christmas gift exchange’ project operated by Samaritan’s Purse. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world by collecting and distributing shoeboxes filled with toys, school supplies, personal items, and other gifts as Christmas gifts to millions of children each year.
Twanna is a single mother of two young children who was recently laid off from a job that she has held for the past 5 years. She is looking for new work and has been very proactive trying to get back on her feet, attending resume preparation, interview, and job skills training with the Georgia Department of Labor. She is a hard worker and is trying her best to make it without assistance.
Several area organizations, to include the Real Life Center have helped her with her rent, but due to losing her job she has been unable to pay her electric bill and was in danger of having her service disconnected.
Rolling Hills was able to pay Twanna’s utility bill, keeping her and her children warm and comfortable for the time being.
On October 24th, several members of the youth group descended on the Lakeside subdivision in Fayetteville to collect food in support of needy families in Fayette County. All the food collected was donated to the Real Life Center in Tyrone to stock their food pantry. The food drive took place over two Sundays; the first to distribute fliers and donation bags, and the second to collect the filled bags. A total of 50 bags of groceries were collected.
The Real Life Center is a non-profit organization that exists to help individuals and families from all walks of life who are facing unanticipated challenges by giving them a means to cope with the financial, emotional, and spiritual hardships of life. On average, the Real Life Center distributes over 70,000 lbs of food items every year to families in Fayette County.
The Youth Group, along with several adults, travelled to downtown Atlanta to minister to many of the city’s homeless men and women. While there, they witnessed to individuals, assisted with feeding, and handed out over 150 hand and bath towels donated by the Rolling Hills congregation.
The Youth Group makes quarterly trips to Atlanta to serve the homeless; feeding and distributing much needed items such as clothing, hygiene products, and shoes. If you would like to join us on our next trip, let us know by clicking here.
Joe and his wife are an older couple who lost most of their personal property when the second floor of their house flooded and caved in onto the first floor. The necessary repairs were eventually made to the house, but they were left without (among other things) a couple of box springs to support their bed.
The call went out to the church, and within a day we had two box springs, thanks to Pat and Karen Hughes, and a lucky find at an area thrift store.
Joe and his wife are very greatful. Thanks to all who responded to this need.
One of our Ladies Bible Study groups spent the morning at the Pregnancy Resource Center in Fayetteville, sorting clothes for the center’s clothing closet that they maintain on site.
The Pregnancy Resource Center is a private Christian organization which operate totally on donations from churches, individuals, and businesses. The center has been operating since May of 1994, and offers testing, counseling, education, and referals free of charge to moms and moms-to-be.
Karen is a young lady that was abused by her family and moved to this area after Katrina devestated their home. Her family is still in New Orleans, but she has no contact with them.
Karen lost her previous job and as a result fell into financial hardship. Several area organizations, to include the Real Life Center, Fayette Samaritans, and St. Vincent de Paul, helped pay her rent and utilities while she looked for new employment.
The good news is that she found a new job working 36-40 hours a week, and should be able to get back on her feet. The bad news is that she would not have received a paycheck before her rent is due for September. Although her landlord extended her rent due date, she would have been facing eviction if she did not pay her rent on time.
Rolling Hills was able to pay Karen’s rent for September, saving her from eviction and giving her a final boost out of financial trouble.