Learning to serve
Bright and early on Saturday morning, Sep. 22, a group of volunteers gathered at the Malden Nutrition Center for breakfast. This was not the usual crowd for that establishment. These patrons were filling their stomachs for a long morning of giving to others.
Eight local churches participated in the annual Mission Blitz which is part of a movement to take one day and serve others.
Many were offered a glass of lemonade or a hot dog. Some lucky individuals were given free car washes. Eye glasses were cleaned and cookies were delivered,
Participating churches collected can goods for the Malden Nutrition Center.
Mission Blitz is a volunteer, nationwide program which has began in recent years. Churches chip in to help in ways they feel they can. According to the t-shirts the volunteers wear, it is all about remembering that "God is in this city".
Any monetary donations which recipients of the good deeds gave were forwarded on to the BRAVE shelter.
The Mission Blitz organization encourages each of us to participate in acts of kindness every day of the year.