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Church opens their doors to the homeless

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Bishop Victor Powell, Rhema Word Cathedral Bishop Victor Powell, Rhema Word Cathedral
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Helping out the homeless is one of the goals of the "My Brother's Keeper" outreach program.

Members of the Rhema Word Cathedral opened their doors and provided the homeless with free health screenings, haircuts, clothing, personal hygiene products and food. Bishop Victor Powell says this is the first time they've helped those in need on a more intimate level.  

"What we're trying to do is bridge between the church and the homeless community off-setting poverty, off-setting crime, off-setting those issues that are directly related to people who are hungry or sometimes just simply desperate," said Bishop Victor Powell.  

Powell says once a month the church holds an outreach program. Next month they plan to do work with the Dougherty County school system.

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