Letters: Project Hope will reach out to many
Project Hope will reach out to many
World Hope Worship Center, here in Salisbury, is joining forces this Saturday for “Project Hope: Salisbury Gives Back.” Ministries have teamed up with businesses to reach out to Salisbury and Rowan County to meet tangible needs with the love of Christ.
This Saturday, four teams will reach out. They include:
– Project Headstart: Working with two Head Start schools: At Westside in China Grove, they will repair sidewalks, build a handicap ramp and raise funds for handicap-accessible playground equipment. At the Salisbury school, they will build storage cubbies. A cookout for the Head Start families and community will be held at the Westside site from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monetary donations will go to Head Start for playground equipment.
– Project Hispano: This event will take place from 3-5 p.m. at the mobile-home park on N.C. 150. This group will provide groceries for each family and give away backpacks and school supplies.
– Project Nazareth: Their project is to bless the children at the Nazareth Children’s Home. The event will be held at “Sweet SK8,” by the Salisbury Mall, from 5-8 p.m. Each child will receive a backpack filled with school supplies and a pair of tennis shoes! This team also hopes to give the Rowan Department of Social Services 25 suitcases for children who are put in foster care.
– Project Playtime: This team plans door-to-door solicitation to gather the names of those who will support a proposal, which will be given to the city, to rescue Lincoln Pool and develop it into a Community Center to reach children and youth who might otherwise be drawn into gang culture.
Donations of school supplies, backpacks, grocery items or tax-deductible monetary donations will be gratefully accepted at the church office through Friday, or at event sites on Saturday.
ó Dave & Katrina Cowger
Dave Cowger is pastor of World Hope Worship Center.
Yes to offshore drilling
On his Web site, U.S. Rep. Mel Watt claims that “for 14 years Congressman Mel Watt has served the citizens of the 12th Congressional District.” However, who is Mel Watt serving away from Washington, D.C., without helping secure a vote for more domestic drilling to one day reduce the price at the pump? It’s time for a change. It’s time for Ty Cobb in the 12th!
ó Kenneth McClamrock