In mid April, Norwin Christian Church started planning a Donation Drive for The Blessing Board (TBB) in their community. Justin Galloway and John Slatt spearheaded this awesome event for the Forge, Norwin’s Men’s Ministry. They worked with Ron Wiederstein, the Director of Operations, at The Blessing Board to utilize TBB trucks at the church over the weekend of June 7th, 8th and 9th. Congregation members donated their time to receive donations and load everything into the trucks for transport to The Blessing Board on Monday. In addition to the items dropped off at the church, Justin and John rented a U-haul and scheduled pick-ups in the community. Twelve men helped fill three TBB box trucks (30 ft, 20ft and 20ft) with furniture and household goods from the church donations and pick ups. These items will be given to families in need on Days of Blessing in both our Oakmont and McKeesport locations.
As they were gathering items, members came together as a group twice over the weekend to pray for those receiving the furniture. When they returned the U-Haul after the event, they met a man who shared his experience of being blessed by The Blessing Board in his time of need. One member stated, “It was an awesome experience.” We are so grateful to Justin, John, Forge, the Norwin Christian Church and all those who donated! We are blessed. Thank you all!