Full Report from the Elkton, MD Resource Clinic

Today marked our first resource clinic of 2019 and it was a real success. Hollingsworth Manor is the neighborhood that was chosen as our location and many church and community organizations partnered with us throughout the day.

One local organization, The Paris Foundation, went over and above to coordinate and help facilitate todays event. Mike Brandon, who is the director, worked with Pastors Steve Dixon and Michael Moore, along with the other groups involved for weeks in advance. Their diligent planning shined throughout the day.

Our day began around seven this morning with Logistics manager Tim Barbee leading the set up crew. Once things were all set up, Steve Dixon opened us in prayer and all the leaders provided training for the 167 volunteers who came to serve.

Several local groups who serve children were present and the kids had many activities to keep them occupied throughout the day. We’re thankful for these meaningful partnerships.

Bekah Dixon and April Sharpe headed up the meal that Shaun Taylor prepared. It was delicious pulled BBQ, slaw, apple sauce and chips. All of the servers and kitchen helpers did a fantastic job of serving the guests and making sure everyone ate well and had plenty. Howard Dye was also with them helping out.

Music was provided throughout the event by a local group called Surrender. Brother Tony Haywood from Rising Sun, MD gave a stirring testimony about how the Lord saved him out of a life of dealing drugs and violence. It was definately applicable and many people were blessed by his story.

Throughout the day we offered our free resources to all the guest. Clothing, birth certificates, personal hygiene, reading glasses, medical screenings, and Bibles were a blessing. Sometimes something as simple as checking a person’s vital signs can lead to them obtaining more vital medical help that they were unaware was even needed. The resources are intended to help with things they might be missing because of homelessness or poverty.

We want to thank all of the selfless volunteers, churches and organizations who made this great day possible. Without their help we couldn’t have pulled all this together.

Listed below are the totals from today.

Total guests-334
Total volunteers-167
Birth certificates-35
Reading glasses-49
Churches represented-4

Organizations represented-9

And here’s some more pictures from today!