The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints Hosts Day Of Service

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Over 160 women of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the greater Chattanooga area participated in 18 different service projects throughout the community on March 9.  The women offered support to the Chambliss Center for Children, McKamey Animal Center, the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, Cleveland Summit Apartments, the Humane Educational Society, the Chattanooga Zoo, the Chattanooga Room in the Inn, Make-A-Wish East Tennessee, Signal Centers Adult Services, Children’s Hospital at Erlanger, Erlanger Health System, NICU Helping Hands, Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove, East Ridge Cares 4Kids, the Family Crisis Center of Walker, Dade, Catoosa and Chattanooga Counties and other charitable organizations.
 
From making blankets for hospitalized children to helping at shelters, organizing clothing closets or delivering homemade cards and lemon cookies to the elderly, to filling 4,750 eggs for the Chattanooga Zoo, making PICC line covers for those going through difficult medical situations, to serving lunch, cleaning, cutting hair, playing with animals, making tug toys, stamping over 1,000 postcards for the McKamey Animal Center, reading, painting and assembling new toys for the Chambliss Center for Children and making paper chain countdowns to make wishes come true at Make-A-Wish East Tennessee, the day of service had far-reaching effects. 
 
The women who participated were deeply moved by their experiences.  One said, “We can’t fix lives, but we can share our smiles, love and good service.” Another said, “I am grateful I was able to help in a small way to hopefully bring a feeling of peace and well-being to someone else.”  The volunteers praised the staff of the organizations for serving on a daily basis, day in and day out.  
 
Another volunteer said, “Service is not gender or age specific.”  A group of young men of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints got in on the action and served at the Tennessee Baptist Children’s Homes.  Celeste Ward, president of the Chattanooga women’s organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, expressed thanks to the volunteers and especially the organizations in the community who are blessing the lives of others in fulfillment of the great commandment to “love thy neighbor as thyself.”
 
“Jesus Christ is the perfect example of service and love,” Mrs.
Ward said.  “Jesus went about doing good, always.  The Church of Jesus Christ teaches that we should do the same.  The Church also teaches that Christ’s ‘crowning expression of charity was His infinite Atonement.  Through His Atonement, He overcame death and sin. Jesus Christ lives.  He is the Savior and Redeemer of all mankind.'”

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