Mission Group Brings ‘Project Christmas’ to Craigsville
Volunteers from around the region delivered holiday cheer and needed supplies to hundreds of children in Augusta County on Saturday.
Impact Mission Adventures hosted the mission trip, called Project Christmas, which traveled all the way from Kentucky to bring the gifts to Craigsville Community Center.
Project Christmas gave children not only the gifts they might want, but also the gifts they might need.
"We make sure every family receives a food-and-care package to take care of their family and we also provide the children with a new coat, hats and gloves," said Randy Lawrence with Impact Mission Adventures.
Volunteers from Impact Mission Adventures came from near and far to donate their time. One member, who lives in Craigsville, says she's happy the group picked her hometown to help out this holiday season.
"I really like it when these people come here because they're giving these kids presents that half the kids here probably won't get and it's kind of heartbreaking," said Amy Smith.
Every child received a wrapped gift and the group opened them all together. The organization also had a truck full of wintertime necessities to help the kids keep warm.
"They give every child a coat and blankets and for this community it's really good because there are a lot of kids out here that don't get things like that," said Smith.
Each child also got a book, coloring book and pack of crayons to take home. By the end of the day, Impact Mission Adventures delivered gifts to more than 200 families.
The mission group had three large groups of volunteers in other communities across the country Saturday handing out gifts and care packages.
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