Ayers Group Outreach prepares households for wintertime with outfits push

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Ayers Group Outreach partnered with Better Progressive Baptist Church for a winter clothing travel Saturday.

The generate, found at the Fort Wayne Urban League at 2135 S. Hanna St., was from midday to 5 p.m. Joseph Ayers, CEO of Ayers Neighborhood Outreach, reported the group loaded a U-Haul truck with wintertime apparel and prepared to hand them out to the neighborhood, like winter season coats for all ages.

“During this COVID time, a ton of people today have shed positions and they never have the finances to acquire the winter clothes as the seasons alter, mainly because dresses are extremely high priced now,” mentioned Ayers. “We just want to guarantee that mom and dad are ready to clothe their youngsters. Youngsters are catching the bus out there with no coats on, so we want to make absolutely sure that the young ones and families are just kept heat.”

For Increased Progressive Baptist Church, it was crucial to husband or wife with Ayers so that they could assist the folks who stay all around them.

“Our church is just a person block about [from the Urban League],” explained Leslie Alford, an administrator for the church. “We recognize this group. We know this audience, we also attempt to serve this local community with our Family Lifestyle Centre and so we recognize that a whole lot of folks may well not have transportation. It is good that they can just walk or get here conveniently. It is on a bus line, and they could occur in and get what they will need.”

By the close of the day, they had supplied away 300 foods to individuals who stopped by.