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BIG BIG LOVE!!!!! *charity event draws thousands!*

Posted by on Aug. 4, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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This event took place in my area yesterday! Project Big Love helped THOUSANDS of people. I am so proud of this event I had to share :)

http://www.publicopiniononline.com/latestnews/ci_23790010/project-big-love-draws-big-crowd

(Please make it clicky!)

Also check out the Facebook page for Project Big love to see Photos of what these amazing people did for our community :)
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DEJavu17
by on Aug. 4, 2013 at 1:16 PM
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by on Aug. 4, 2013 at 1:17 PM
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DEJavu17
by on Aug. 4, 2013 at 1:17 PM
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DEJavu17
by on Aug. 4, 2013 at 1:17 PM
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DEJavu17
by on Aug. 4, 2013 at 1:18 PM
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Zazayam
by Ruby Member on Aug. 4, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Clicky :)

DEJavu17
by on Aug. 4, 2013 at 1:20 PM


Project Big Love draws big crowd

By LAUREN CAPPUCCIO, @LCappuccioPO

Four hours before the gates were set to open, the first families started arriving at the Mont Alto Fire Department's Carnival Complex Grounds. The rain poured off and on through the early morning, but it did not deter the line of people who had gathered for some extra help through the free event, Project Big Love. Project Big Love is the brainchild of Shon Duty, a Waynesboro businessman and also runs the nonprofit Kaimon's Call, and his wife Tammy. Volunteers helped kids pick out backpacks, get a hot meal, play some games, get a free haircut, as well as find a new pair of shoes and leave with some groceries. A prayer tent was set up as well, with volunteers and representatives from local churches to talk and offer any support. Jessica Shatzer, Waynesboro, arrived at around 7 a.m. to primarily get school supplies for her children, aged 12, 11 and 6 years old. "I need the extra boost," she said. The crowd was already winding around some parked cars by that time. "I'm glad we got here when we did," Shatzer said, "There are so many people here." Yvette Valentine, a volunteer at the event and member of Great Commission Deliverance Ministries in Waynesboro was working at the gate and watched the crowd grow. She said she has done community outreach events before but "never for something this big." "They [Shon and Tammy] wanted to give back," Denise Bonura, media relations lead said. "They own some buisnesses in Waynesboro and wanted to give back." The number

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of families that showed up on Saturday was more then they had expected. "The need is probably much greater than imagined," Bonura said. Linda Altizer was head volunteer on Shoe Crew and was helping children find shoes. Altizer said a highlight of her day was watching a child be "fascinated" with a pair of light-up shoes. "They pointed and said, 'I want that one. I don't care if it's in my size.'" she said. Volunteers at the tent were also washing the feet of the children they were finding shoes for. "I am so impressed with numbers of volunteers and for these people to be able to humble themselves and wash someone's feet," Altizer said. "This shows God's love." Jeana Edwards, Chambersburg, was getting her son Corvin, 4, ready for his first year of school. He had his eyes set on a pair of shoes with Batman on them. Edwards, a single parent, said that the event was invaluable. "We could use a little help," Edwards said. RaeAnn Yates, Waynesboro was also looking for a new pair of shoes for her daughter, Emily, 8. RaeAnn said that at the moment, money was tight and that Project Big Love could not have come at a better time. "My husband and I aren't working right now," she said, "and this is just good timing." Idani Davila, a volunteer from Great Commiones Deliverance Mission in Waynesboro, was happy to see so many different churches working together for the event. "It's been a long time coming, getting churches together," said Davila. "We can all be the church. The church of Franklin County." Duty said that the event was "above and beyond" what he believed it would be. "This is simply amazing," Duty said about the amount of people who had shown up. He said around 11 a.m. that he expected from 3,000-4,000 people to come through, as well as around 500 volunteers who had signed up for various parts of the day. Duty said he was inspired to start the event after being involved with some other outreaches and his own experiences growing up. "I remember going back to school in tattered sneakers," Duty said. "God has been good to us and our buisnesses. We want to focus our giving to giving back." Duty said if everything goes according to plan, that he would like to hold the event again next year. ----------
Zazayam
by Ruby Member on Aug. 4, 2013 at 1:20 PM

That's great!

DEJavu17
by on Aug. 4, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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Thanks!

Quoting Zazayam:

Clicky :)

DEJavu17
by on Aug. 4, 2013 at 1:22 PM
It was amazing! Brought tears to my eyes!

Quoting Zazayam:

That's great!

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