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"My Brother's Keeper" served hundreds in Albany

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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A free community event Saturday showed just how many people need help to put food on the table.

Stand Up Again incorporated, and the Recreation & Parks Department held a community campaign called "My Brother's Keeper".

Scores of people from Albany turned out to talk to vendors at the Henderson Community Center.

More than 500 people got there early and stood in line to get a box of food and a free turkey.

The project's mission is to extend a helping hand during the holiday season.

"We wanted to provide some hope, some encouragement and a whole lot of things to help people through these hard times we're going through," said Brenda Godwin, Outreach Coordinator.

"In light of the economic crisis we wanted to be a community stimulus to help families, I believe the church ought to be engaged," said Bishop Victor Powell, Rhema Word Ministries.

There were also toy giveaways and entertainment.

Marines from MCLB and other volunteers helped to make the event a success.


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