On October 6th, 2012, Elijah’s Heart hosted an unforgettable Walk of Love in the CWA apartments – a low-income community here in Nashville. CWA houses over 250 families, many of whom are struggling to make ends meet financially and have great difficulty obtaining even the most basic necessities.
For this Walk of Love, we were excited to partner with Feed the Children, who generously donated hundreds of boxes of food, hygiene items and personal care products for us to distribute to the community!
On Saturday morning, the event began with a special “thank you” to Tanga and Andre for their years of service with the CWA community and for graciously opening doors for organizations like us to bring aid to many families in need.
After this heart-warming presentation, the Elijah’s Heart team and over 200 volunteers from all over the U.S. rolled up their sleeves, broke up into three teams and walked door-to-door delivering the boxes of goods. It was such a wonderful sight to see volunteers of all ages and demographics coming together with a unified purpose to show love in action.
The children and families in this community were overjoyed to receive the supplies. Many of them reported the assistance came just in time. Margaret, a 92-year-old resident, told two of our volunteers that she wasn’t sure where her meals would come from that week. The sweet lady said she had prayed just that morning, telling God about the situation…and just hours later, Walk of Love volunteers knocked on her door with boxes containing the very supplies she needed! Praise the Lord!
After the boxes were delivered, the families in the community as well as the Walk of Love volunteers were invited to gather in the CWA parking lot for a tasty barbecue treat – generously donated by Neely’s Barbecue. We all had an incredible afternoon together…a great time of fellowship and encouragement.
We’d like to say a sincere THANK YOU to the wonderful volunteers who helped on Saturday, to Feed the Children for partnering with us, to Neely’s Barbecue for your delicious donation and to the accommodating staff at CWA! We look forward to the next time we can all unite together.
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