The Bluefield Union Mission is helping children in need have presents on Christmas morning. Rosey Shrewsbury is a mother of 3 and her children will be benefiting from the Forgotten Kids Program at the Bluefield Union Mission.
Shrewsbury said, “More blessed and happy to see the kids excited about getting toys for Christmas and just to see the kids smile on their face would say it all, to see that they helped.”
Director of the Bluefield Union Mission Craig Hammond said the program is in it’s 25th year.
Hammond said, “After all the other programs have done the good things they do, we’re here kind of a safety net in case anybody slipped through all the rules. Toys for Forgotten Kids is in it’s probably 25th year. We’re looking forward to serving people who are in need.”
Shrewsbury decided to give back and volunteer at the mission on Tuesday December 20, 2016.
Shrewsbury said, “I feel blessed that they have enough to be able to help people that can’t or don’t have the help or didn’t make deadlines or limits.”
The program will be benefiting about 75 children this Christmas. On Christmas Eve, they will be giving out “santa’s bags” filled with food to make Christmas dinner. There will be a dinner there on Christmas Day. The toys will be distributed to children on Christmas morning.