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Needy families get food, toys for Christmas

Volunteers dish out Christmas meals for families in need during the Love in Action Outreach Ministries’ Christmas Celebration on Saturday in Norcross.

Volunteers dish out Christmas meals for families in need during the Love in Action Outreach Ministries’ Christmas Celebration on Saturday in Norcross.

NORCROSS — Kenya Trotter didn’t know how she would be able to celebrate Christmas this year with her family.

The mother of five lost her job because of the recession, and she knew she couldn’t afford to provide gifts for her kids.

“I’m going through a crisis right now,” she said.

Thanks to Love in Action Outreach Ministries, Trotter and her kids and about 40 other struggling families were able to enjoy a Christmas feast before picking out toys to take home.

Bobigene Pack, the founder and president of Love in Action, said the fourth annual Christmas celebration was her gift to the families.

“We’re giving families that would not have a Christmas, Christmas,” she said. “Even though God filtered this through me, I want them to know that God loves them, the community loves them, and they’re going to make it.”

Jennifer Lowry’s family is living in an extended stay motel.

“If it wasn’t for people like this my (2-year-old) son would not have anything for Christmas,” she said.

But on Christmas Day, her son — who loves trains — was able to go home with a Thomas the Tank Engine toy.

“I appreciate it very much,” Lowry said.

Betty Bell came to the celebration with her son and daughter. She’s unemployed an on disability and was unable to afford to fly to New Jersey to visit her mother for Christmas.

“This is awesome,” she said. “So many lives are being touched right here.”

Bell said she hopes that she can one day pass on such a blessing to others.

“I believe God one day is going to empower me to help in the same way,” she said.

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angelswithfaith 1 year, 10 months ago

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Christmas Angels adopt a family in need for Christmas

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