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Committed Community Partner & Douglas Byrd High School 'Join Forces' to Make a Difference

Hundreds of families in their vehicles streamed from Ireland Drive onto the campus of Douglas Byrd High School Saturday (Dec. 4) morning.

According to Balm in Gilead Family Counseling Ministries event organizers, the approximately 900 families showed up to receive food bundles, new and gently used clothing, household goods and toys during the organization's Community Impact drive-thru event.

Non-stop for two hours, community members volunteering alongside Cumberland County Schools' students and staff could be seen greeting and directing families, replenishing drive-thru boxes, and packing boxes into vehicles.

The hugely successful effort was the last of two Community Impact events this fall. The first one took place on the campus of E.E. Smith High School several days before Thanksgiving.

* Updated Stats: 1,506 families; with approximately 3,008 people; 802 vehicles streamed into the parking lot

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