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FBC Ashville youth crush cans for hunger fundcomment (0)

October 7, 2010


First Baptist Church, Ashville, is thankful for two former members who, by example, led the St. Clair Baptist Association church in giving to the World Hunger Fund.

Ruth Prickett, who is now deceased, walked the streets of Ashville for many years collecting cans, and with the help of her husband, Dudley, she recycled the cans in exchange for money.

The money the Dudleys earned was then given to the World Hunger Fund.

When the couple became ill about five years ago and moved to Texas, the church decided to take up the ministry effort. So the then-Youth on Mission group of First, Ashville, started the Ruth and Dudley Prickett Cans for Hunger project.

Once a quarter, it would collect cans and recycle them for money for the World Hunger Fund. After the Youth on Mission group dissolved, the Children in Action took on the project.

In August, First, Ashville, formed an Acteens group.

The Acteens joined the Children in Action for the first time Sept. 29 for the quarterly cans for hunger project.

Over the past five years, the cans for hunger project has raised about $2,000 for the fund.

“It’s one of the many things we do as a church for missions,” said James Sampley, pastor of First, Ashville.  (TAB)

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