The Big Give Gets Ready; Needs Help

By: Amanda Crawford Email
By: Amanda Crawford Email

Augusta County is teaming up to take care of their neighbors in need this season.

This year, "The Big Give" charity is expecting to serve 10,000 people on December 10th at Expoland.

Last year, about 5,000 families were served. One organizer says, some families camped out in their cars overnight to be first in line.

Volunteers are already hard at work for this year's big day. Expoland will become a department store of items families need this winter.

One of the leaders says we don't realize how badly donations are needed locally for our own neighbors.

"We had couples that were crying saying they didn't know how else they were going to get things for their family," says Dave Stewart. "It's very heartfelt when you can do something like this and help the community."

Stewart says their ministry's theme is "People Helping People."

However, he says the economy is making their mission harder this year.

Stewart says donations are down, but a tough economy says they're needed more than ever.

"The economy hasn't gotten any better," says Stewart. "We've had a lot of people calling in, asking if we're going to do it again this year."

People can drop off donations at the warehouse in Stuarts Draft at 22 Wayne Avenue.

The warehouse is open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


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