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Operation Christmas Child seeks volunteers

During National Volunteer Week April 15 – 21, Whiteville residents have an opportunity to join a local volunteer team making a difference in children’s lives around the world.

Each year approximately 150,000 U.S. volunteers help transform empty shoeboxes into tangible expressions of God’s love by packing them with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items. Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, partners with local churches worldwide to deliver these gifts to children suffering from poverty, natural disaster, war, terror, disease and famine. For many of these children, this is the first gift they have ever received.

“National Volunteer Week is a great time to become a part of this international project,” said Jessica Hunt who heads up the Cape Fear Area Team across the Whiteville area for Operation Christmas Child. “Joining an Operation Christmas Child Area Team is an amazing way to give back year-round and share God’s love with children in need.”

To learn more about joining the Cape Fear Area Team visit samaritanspurse.org/volunteerwithOCC or call (910) 622-6448.

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