CCA looks to serve community during holiday season

By Thomas Stodghill, IV

Christian Community Action in Ruston is asking for the community’s help during the busy holiday season. The organization is not only asking for donations, but also volunteers to help with their food bank.

CCA was founded by local churches in Lincoln Parish in 1984. The organization strives to meet crisis and emergency needs in the community. They believe in carrying out the mandate set by Jesus Christ to care for those in need by delivering services to those who need help in the community.

The need for donations is especially prevalent with the holiday season around the corner. CCA is asking for non-perishable foods synonymous with Thanksgiving meals, such as canned cranberry sauce and canned vegetables.

In addition to donating food, CCA is also looking for volunteers. 

Stephanie Matthews, executive director of CCA, said that volunteers are always needed and that volunteers can come see what fits best for them.

These are not the only ways individuals can help the CCA. 

CCA is collecting cleaning supplies for the community, such as Clorox wipes, bleach, bathroom cleaner, and hand soap. The CCA is asking that the donations for this to be standard size items because they are not allowed to divide these items up.

They wish to give these cleaning supplies to help alleviate family budgets.

On average, the CCA serves around 200 families during a holiday season. Any help or donations would be appreciated.

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