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Wednesday, December 6

Mississippians Encouraged to Help Take Christmas to Coast

Attorney John Arthur Eaves, The Salvation Army, WJTV News Channel 12 and WAPT Channel 16 are inviting Mississippians to join them in celebrating the true spirit of Christ this Christmas.
“Christmas on the Coast” allows residents statewide to share God’s love this holiday season by adopting Hurricane Katrina-affected families for Christmas.

“As Christians, we often look around the world for mission opportunities, when God has given us this opportunity here in our own backyard to fulfill Jesus’ teaching that we are to ‘love your neighbor as yourself’,” Eaves said. “The main mission with ‘Christmas on the Coast’ is to try and create a typical family Christmas for these families and to let them know that someone still cares for them.

“Over a year has passed since Katrina, still 92,000 families will spend this Christmas in a FEMA trailer,” said Eaves. “These families are still bearing the burden of that fateful day. Our prayer is that others will join us in adopting these families so that their hardships may be eased during the time of year when no one should feel hardship.”

Eaves said those interested in assisting with “Christmas on the Coast” can do so by either adopting a family or making a tax-deductible monetary donation to the effort. “No gift is too small,” he said.

“We will attempt to partner families with similar ones on the Gulf Coast, and will send them information about their adopted family,” said Eaves. “Mississippians can either adopt a family and purchase gifts for them that we’ll deliver to the Coast or, preferably, they can travel with us to the Coast and personally deliver the gifts to their adopted family on Dec. 23, the Saturday before Christmas. There will be entertainment, messages of hope, a dinner and the exchanging of presents during the Dec. 23 event.”

Checks should be made payable to The Salvation Army (memo Christmas on the Coast), in the amount individuals wish to donate and mailed to the Law Offices of John Arthur Eaves, Christmas on the Coast, 101 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39201.

To donate or for more information, call the Law Offices of John Arthur Eaves at 601-355-7961 or 1-877-Eaves Law (1-877-328-3752).


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