Letter: God’s Open Arms thanks community for event success

To the editor:

On December 24, God’s Open Arms Ministry and the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen partnered together to host the fourth annual “Day of Love and Caring” at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. The event was open for families in need to shop for free Christmas gifts. There was live entertainment, a free meal and visits from the three wise men, Santa Claus and the Grinch.

Toys, clothing and other items were donated from many individuals and local organizations. More than 400 bicycles were donated by the congregation at Park Chapel Christian Church, with none remaining at the end. Volunteers prepared more than 650 meals, delivering 150 of those to families and individuals around Greenfield. Through this event, 200 families shopped for over 600 children.

God’s Open Arms Ministry is a family of Christian brothers and sisters that delivers hot meals, clothing and living necessities twice weekly on distribution routes in Hancock County and downtown Indianapolis. The Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen is on a mission to see that Greenfield, Indiana, will be a city on a hill where the world will see that a community can exist without hunger.

Both nonprofits would like to extend their deepest, most sincere thanks to all who came to the event and the volunteers that made it happen.

For more information on God’s Open Arms Ministry, please visit godsopenarms.org

For more information on the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen, please visit kbmsk.org

Brandon Ford

God’s Open Arms Ministry