Holidays made jolly for children without parents
Families not only walked away with toys, but also food baskets.
Volunteers with Healing on Both Sides want to help families be jolly at Christmas.
“We have a team that have come together partnering with this great church to reach and touch and show some love,” said James Moreland, Organizer, Healing on Both Sides.
Sunday, bags filled with toys were given to children whose parent were killed on Chattanooga streets.
“It come in handy. It’s hard doing it by yourself,” said Roma Hammonds.
Roma Hammonds 5 grandkids received presents this year. Their father Edward Glenn was murdered in January 2013.
“Like I said it was a shortage. He was the bread winner, and we didn't have anything,” said Hammonds.
Some of the volunteers with Healing on Both Sides face the same challenges many of the people they serve face. But through giving and receiving during the holiday season, they get through their pain together.
“I just thank healing on both sides for everything they done,” said Hammonds.
Families not only walked away with toys, but also food baskets. The event was held at Pneuma Christian Center. The church also donated toys and clothes as well. Organizers say they hope to make this an annual event.