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Food boxes ‘show God’s love’ to hungry Iraqis, church members say
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Volunteers load boxes of food headed for hungry families in Iraq onto a trailer at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Colonial Heights, Va., May 10. Photo by Roy M. Burroughs
Mount Pleasant Baptist Church of Colonial Heights, Va., volunteered to be one of seven collection points for food boxes prepared by churches in the state.
The congregation has been busy receiving and filling a semi-trailer with boxes donated from around the area. Once the trailer is full, it will be taken to another location, its contents loaded into a shipping container with boxes from other states, and shipped to Iraq.