Northside One Church of Jacksonville ‘Christmas in July’ event was held in downtown Jacksonville at 325 Main Street to support the homeless and those who are in need in these critical times. The church and ministerial group of women called, ‘Sisters United for The Journey,’ collaborated to provide blessings bags to the surrounding community. Often times this population of our city can be over looked or forgotten until Thanksgiving and Christmas.
“There is a long lapse of time and individuals with current needs that could not wait to only help in December during the holidays,” said organizer Bishop Carolyn Love.
The sisters donated 600 bags containing gender specific toiletries, covid testing kits, first aid, food and snack items. There were bags made especially for the children that had writing pads with pens and several inspirational items.
“The goal was to serve them within their spirit, soul and body needs and Main Street was the location as many of the homeless are based in this area,” said volunteer Sandra Walker. The sisters are working together to make this an annual July non-holiday blessing outreach event to impact the community.