Neighbors worked together
On October 19 and 20, neighbors worked together at the Sharps Chapel Elementary School to help people in need. The event was sponsored by Chapel of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Sharps Chapel, TN which worships in the Community Center at 10:30 AM on Sundays. Over fifty volunteers came. There were Lutherans, Methodists, Baptists, Roman Catholics, nondenominational, and non-churched. The volunteers ranged in age from children through seniors. Organizers of the event were Karen and Kevin Kitts, members of Chapel of the Good Shepherd. They worked alongside Eileen and Dudley Cunningham whose expertise made the distribution a huge success for both the volunteers and the food recipients. Kitts reported that 169 boxes of food were distributed. Second Harvest brought the food which was paid for by the Tennessee Valley Authority.
Recipients started lining up at the school at 6:30 AM on Saturday. “There were so many who came for assistance that we unfortunately ran out of food and had to turn some people away,” stated Pastor Paul Kritsch of the Lutheran church. “God willing, we hope to have more food available at next fall’s distribution. There is a huge need in our community.” When one of the children volunteers was asked what was the best part of the food distribution, he immediately replied, “Helping people!”