Adopt-A-Block bringing Christmas to hundreds of families

Adopt-A-Block bringing Christmas to hundreds of families

SALISBURY, Md. - Emmanuel Wesleyan Church's Adopt-A-Block is bringing Christmas joy to hundreds of local children over the weekend.

The process started in October identifying families in need of gifts and food this holiday season.  Church-goers have donated hundreds of gifts, and meals the past two months.

The toys were sorted and organized Friday night, and volunteers will be up bright and early Saturday morning to sort through the chicken, sweet potatoes and veggies that will be delivered to the Church Street community.

Overall, we're told this event will reach out about 250 to 300 children.

"It's to see the joy on people's face when total strangers knock on their door, again we knock on all these doors, and we're total strangers to them," said Adopt-A-Block Director Mark Thompson.  "And we say we love you, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and here's what we have for you and your family."

This year Adopt-A-Block is helping needy children in three local schools, - East Salisbury - Fruitland Primary and Fruitland Intermediate - giving 500 dollars each to help children with needs that they've found.

The church will also be delivering food and gifts to Fruitland and Crisfield residents Saturday, December 23.

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