FAIRFIELD — Motorists driving along North Texas Street Saturday had a chance to get their car washed for a cause.
Parishioners from Celebration Church were on hand near Grocery Outlet, scrubbing vehicles for a donation to support those in need.
“Our goals are to help the homeless community – people that need the help to enrich their lives,” said Barbara Freeman, director of the HOPE Ministry.
HOPE stands for Helping Others Prosper and Excel, said Freeman. The ministry is a part of the church’s larger Reach Ministry, run by the Rev. Jon Barker.
Freeman said donations from the car wash ranged from $5 to $100. The proceeds will help the church feed the homeless once a month.
Other goals for the church include starting job programs and a food pantry, Freeman said.
She said reaching out to the homeless is a way of “earning their trust” and “showing God’s love.”
The ministry feeds the homeless from 2 to 4 p.m. every third Sunday at Lee Bell Park on Union Avenue in Fairfield.
For more information about Celebration Church, 1837 Blossom Ave., call 422-5250 or visit www.celebrationfairfield.com.
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