The Appalachian Christmas mission trip from Oak Park Church, 3321 Sollie Road, to Nitro, West Virginia is November 22-29.
Jane Roberts, who has chaired this project for 15 years, said that the Mobile group will complete their collections of food, gifts, coats, blankets and toys by November 14. Still needed are such toys as dolls, footballs, basketballs and games (no electronic or computer games.)
Appalachian Christmas, which includes volunteers from several other states and Ecuador, as well as 6-10 members from Oak Park, provided food boxes to 749 families (2,900 people) and Christmas gifts for 711 children last year.
To find out how to help, call Roberts at 251-490-9879.
In photo at left, Frank Branson from Oak Park welcomes a little boy from a West Virginia town to last year's Appalachian Christmas party..(Courtesy of Jane Roberts)