Shabach Tabernacle of Praise to hold community giveaway

ELMIRA, N.Y. (18 NEWS) - Community members are invited to Shabach Tabernacle of Praise this Saturday for a huge community giveaway.

Pastor Bobby Smith said they'll have everything from clothing and furniture to other household items people may need. Smith said they'll also have food available for sale at their "purple people feeder" which will be parked in front of the church on Lake Street.

They'll also have a bounce castle for kids to play in while parents look through available items. Smith said the church is accepting donations from the public, but if you're looking to donate something you'll have to get in touch with church clergymen first.

"People can call first and let the men that they call the numbers that people call let them know that they're bringing things," Smith said. "They will meet there going to look first if they're worth giving away we're going to receive them. If they're not we're going to ask the people to take them back so that we are not left with another big bill."

Smith said he's spent thousands on dumpsters over the years getting rid of unusable items. He said money generated from food sales will go towards completing renovations at the church.

The giveaway will begin on Saturday (6/24) at 7 a.m. Division Street will be blocked off from Lake Street to Hall Street.

If you'd like to donate please contact one of the following church representatives:

Terry Clayburn (607) 481-4658
Charlie Rivera (607) 302-6077
Saad Muhammed (607) 215-1374

Smith said they will not be accepting any donation on Saturday.


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