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New mission puts need in public eye

It was almost a foregone conclusion that the group of big-hearted residents behind last fall’s Feed the Children charity food effort were not going to just fade away.
For them, the idea is not to organize a charity and walk away. The group of church community, civic and business leaders behind the effort want to make a lasting impact.

They’ve formed Bridge Builders: “Mission Ennis” as a way to do that.

Their vision includes quarterly service projects on the level of last fall’s food drive, which brought seven Feed the Children trucks to town, serving more than 700 families during the months of November and December with food and fellowship.

Now they’re working on “Give a Kid a Chance,” which will offer children and parents alike an opportunity to relieve the needs and stress present when preparing for a new school year this August. The organizational effort in itself is daunting, and that doesn’t even take into account the amount of capital it will require to get free school supplies, uniforms, clothes, haircuts, dental visits and other resources into these needy individuals’ hands.

Their goals are worth taking the time to help meet. Organizers envision an ongoing effort that helps define Ennis as a place where the needy are offered resources that help to ease their hardship from a community driven by love for their fellow man.

That’s not a hard thing to get behind. As we find out more information about how you can get involved with Bridge Builders on their goal for the summer, we’ll let you know. Until then, organizers Michelle Perry, of New Hope Church, and Lynn Godsey, of Temple of Power Ministries, are sure to be looking for eager volunteers.

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