contributed by Rosemarie Gagnon, Children/Youth Minister, Hope FUMC
First United Methodist Church in Hope, AR held a Sock-it to Veterans Sock drive and invited the churches and community of Hope to participate. Eleven churches accepted the invitation, and 1,095 socks were collected during the month of July. These socks will be delivered to the VA facilities in Hot Springs and Little Rock for distribution to veterans in need.
Churches participating included: First Christian Church, Calvary Baptist Church, Greater Missionary Baptist Church, Anderson Baptist Church, Rising Star Baptist Church, Harvest Baptist Church, Garrett Memorial Baptist Church, St. John’s Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, and Charity Baptist Church.
As we keep seeing again and again, sometimes the smallest gesture can make the biggest impact.