Evergreen Gives “Blankets and Blessings” to Homeless


From left to right, back row – Rev. David Moore, Darryl Rice, Larry Teague, Darla Robbins, Rev. Ruffus Robbins, Richard Curtis, Dannetta Robinson, Carol Sanders, Jamal Churchill, Iman Calip; middle row-Joel Dill, Deborah Martin, Regina Alexander, Marilyn Martin, Geneva Bennett, Artis Dawson, Kenneth Breedlove, Cynthia Rowden, Linda Sandiser, Betty Majors, Roy Deale, Susie Patrick; front row-Linda August, Kay Moore, Johnnie Nicks, Georgetta Edwards-Breedlove, First Lady Kathi Pinkard, Christopher Thomas, Rene Hunter-Phillips, Tonya Sellers-Daniels, Brenda Deale, Delores Johnson, Bret Phillips; front kneeling-Maria Bershell, A. Renee Daniels, and Jamilah Jefferson. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., members of the Care Ministry at Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church gave away food, blankets, and hot chocolate to the homeless on Jan. 20. Led by First Lady Kathi Pinkard and coordinators Georgetta Edwards-Breedlove and Christopher Thomas, members accompanied by Officer Kittrell Carter gave out 100 bags of food and 75 blankets. Several years ago, the Women’s Ministry started the “Blankets and Blessings” drive under the leadership of Lady Pinkard to help those who suffer in the cold. On Sunday, Feb. 24, the CARE Ministry will be going back out in the community with blankets, socks, beanie caps, food bags, and hot chocolate. Anyone who would like to assist in this effort, please send contributions to Evergreen Missionary Baptist Church Care Ministry, 408 West MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, 94609.