MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Some local nonprofits recently received $5,000 from a local organization with a global reach. It’s local good news.
“To Africa to Israel to South America, all over the USA,” said Minister Robert Pellien.
Pellien says a local church is having a global outreach and is giving back to the community.
Residents in a South Memphis neighborhood were on the receiving end. They were treated to grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, even a little water to hydrate.
And, that’s not all. Many local organizations from Porter Leath to the Crump Police Station and Booker T. Washington High School each received $5,000 checks to continue helping their local communities.
“This check will allow us to continue to educate the youth of this area,” said a representative from Porter Leath.
Brother Robert Pellien says it’s what they (the church) were created to do.
“To help police departments, fire departments, boys and girls’ clubs, girl scouts, boy scouts, and all such organizations like that, that do something to help young people get off on the right track,” said Pellien.
So, why South Memphis?
“We band together to help communities, serve and eradicate poverty to help the programs that are helping some of our young people,” said Pellien.
It’s local good news.