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Baptist Book Store shoppers bolster World Hunger Fund

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Shoppers in Baptist Book Stores
across the United States have donated $12,147 to the
Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s
World Hunger Fund.
Giving mostly change from purchases in the 71-store
chain, customers contributed in canisters at the check-out
counters beginning June 1 and continuing through the end of
According to Mark Scott, vice president of the Southern
Baptist Sunday School Board’s retail group, the effort began
as the result of employees’ desire to be involved in a
missions endeavor outside normal retail activity.
“Because Baptist Book Stores and Lifeway Christian
Stores reach so many persons, we can provide wide exposure
to the cause of world hunger relief,” Scott said. “This is a
project that appeals to Southern Baptists as well as other
evangelical Christians who visit our stores.”
Scott said contributions to the SBC World Hunger Fund
will continue to be received at Baptist Book Stores through
1998. Canisters will be available at check-out counters,
and people who wish to make contributions other than change
may do so by check or credit card.
Gifts to the Southern Baptist World Hunger Fund
received by the ERLC or the SBC Executive Committee, both in
Nashville, Tenn., are used completely for hunger ministry,
with nothing taken for administration or promotion costs.
Unless otherwise specified by the donor, 80 percent of the
funds go to the International Mission Board and 20 percent
to the North American Mission Board. Missionaries and
volunteers, in turn, use the funds to support nearly 200
hunger ministries in the United States and 58 other
Baptist Book Stores and Lifeway Christian Stores are
owned and operated by the Sunday School Board.

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