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Downtown Albany church offers helping hand

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  A downtown Albany church reached out to the less fortunate Monday with clothing and food for the holidays.

People were waiting in line Monday morning at Hines Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church as they began their giveaway. Those in need left with bags of gently used clothing. Organizers say church members gave generously this year, knowing the need would be greater.

"That's one of our goals to reach out and help people who are in need and this is what we know the Lord has asked us to do and we are following in that," said Marye Wright of Hines CME Church.

Church members were up at 3:00 AM Monday morning, to fix their annual Thanksgiving meal. This year, more than 300 people dined on turkey, green beans, dressing, and sweet potato Souffle. Church members also donated canned goods and non-perishable items and passed out take home bags for those in need of a little extra help this holiday.

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