On Monday, January 5, Rev. Diane Baldwin of Georgetown-Chunchula United Methodist Church and other church members and volunteers spent Mission Day at the Salvation Army on Dauphin Street.
With the help of the Prayer Shawl Ministries from Ashland Place, Theodore and Stockton United Methodist Churches and their own members and friends, Georgetown-Chunchula UMC delivered warm, hand-knitted and -crocheted caps and scarves, as well as other items for the homeless population at the Salvation Army shelter.
Rev. Baldwin said that the prayer caps were filled with gloves, socks and snacks and were presented to approximately 100 people. The mission group also collected and distributed winter coats and jackets, just in time for the projected Mobile freeze.
"Our youth and adults also had the wonderful opportunity to fellowship with the men and women" (at the Salvation Army), Baldwin said. "Our church enjoys our ongoing ministry at the Salvation Army; we visit and distribute needed items throughout the year, and often work in cooperation with other churches and ministries," she said.
Georgetown-Chunchula UMC members plan to return to the Salvation Army homeless shelter in February, when they will join another ministry, Jimbo's Closet, to distribute more items.