The church itself, located in Walsall Chapel on Boston – Blue Hill Avenue, is quite small. But the need across the Roxbury area is substantial. And the pastor there is desperately asking for help to make Christmas a reality.
“They’re really in need. They’re definitely going to come here looking for it. I’m like, ‘What are you going to do?'” said a worried Roy Owens. I got
Pastor Owens told WBZ Friday’s delivery was canceled due to the weather. Every Saturday their food pantry gives out hundreds of bags of food.
“I said I’d go get anything. They said, ‘No, it’s closed because it’s supposed to be a storm.'” I can’t believe this is happening,” Owens explained.
After WBZ contacted the warehouse, they agreed to open it on Saturdays, just so Pastor Owens could pick up the food himself. There was still a panic over the gift of
And the pastor’s prayers have been answered…in the form of bountiful gifts from generous WBZ viewers.
“We saw this story and run a nonprofit in Salem called Timmy’s Angels. We had toys, coats, hats and mittens. Look at this, I gotta go to Roxbury.” I have to take this down,” said Stacey Sverker. .
Stacy’s work pays tribute to her brother Timmy in heaven. He died when he was 11 years old.
“He was a great character. He liked surprises and stuff like this. It would have been perfect. He would have liked this. I’m going to cry,” the sister said proudly .
Salem Strangers Creating Christmas Joy in Roxbury.
“Thank you for the miracle. Thank God for the miracle!” Pastor Owens said.
If you would like to help, please call Pastor Owens.
Walsall Chapel Roxbury Blue Hill Avenue 234
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