(Pictured above are several members of Grand Bay's Compassionate Care Team. From left are Rev. Dennis Tubbs, LifeConnections Inc. of Alabama; Rev. John I. Baxter, pastor at First United Methodist Church of Grand Bay; Rachel Baxter of First UMC; Kimon Brown, Citizens for a Better Grand Bay and Chris Henley, Truckstop Ministries of Grand Bay)
The Compassionate Care Team of Grand Bay, composed of community leaders and caring citizens, is a new group founded to assist in coordinating local efforts at social outreach. Among their areas of concern and expertise are homeless outreach, feeding the under-served, working on solving the lack of services, such as recreation and transportation, and getting the library completed in Grand Bay.
Various churches, agencies and individuals participating include First Baptist Church of Grand Bay, First United Methodist Church of Grand Bay, Truck Stop Ministries, LifeConnections Inc. of Alabama, Citizens for a Better Grand Bay and Half-Way Home-Homeless Ministry/Shelter.
Kimon Brown of CBGB explained the reason for organizing the Compassionate Care Team. "We have all agreed that there are many church and civic groups working on such things (as above) in our area, but often our efforts overlap and sometimes undercut each other. We have founded this group to coordinate and cooperate in our efforts," he said.
The next meeting of this group is February 19 at 2:30 p.m. at the Grand Bay Community Center, 11610 Highway 90 West.