SALISBURY, Md. - Evelyn Davis may be gone but her legacy lives on in the community in Salisbury. The late missionary and evangelist lived life by helping the less fortunate, and Friday night's event at the Salisbury Fire Department was a perfect representation of it.
The Fire Department was packed for the Evelyn Davis Christmas Giveaway, now in it's second year, supplying food, clothes, toys, and more for the less fortunate.
The event is back thanks to a lot of help from community sponsors.
"We were contacted by Toys For Tots, the Wicomico County Sheriff's Department, Sheriff Mike Lewis, Mountaire Farms. So many people that just wanted to assist us pass out toys and love for this community," said Angela Davis, Evelyn's daughter.
Angela adds there was also help from ordinary people.
"So many different people wanted to help, big or small. I had one gentleman give me a dollar in my hand, and said, 'here is what I can do to help.'"
The giveaway is named in the honor of Evelyn Davis, a local missionary, evangelist and community outreach worker. And coordinated by her daughters, Rhonda Bracy and Angela, to carry on her legacy.
Angela, Director of the Evelyn Davis Commission, tells us the hope is to keep the event going next year. She adds their long term goal is to have a youth center on the west side of Salisbury.
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