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Turner Elementary students get gift of warmth

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Students at Turner Elementary school, who've been braving frigid temperatures without a coat, will be bundled up the next time temperatures drop thanks to a church.

The youth department at U.S. 19 Church of Christ raised enough money to buy 44 coats. The school picked two deserving students from every classroom to get a coat. Thursday the students were all smiles as they got their gifts. The church pastor says it gave those who raised the money a chance to practice what he's been preaching.

"We want to be a product of that which we hear every Sunday and I'm just thankful that I have a youth department here that is a product of the teaching, I heard him one time when he said when I was naked you clothed me and I know that with the weather we've been having they're coming in handy," said Minister Jesse Jackson Sr. US 19 Church of Christ.

Just last week, 100 Turner Elementary students got new NIKE shoes courtesy of the HEART Organization.

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