It wasn’t long after I stepped inside the welcoming doors of Deliverance Evangelistic Temple, that I realized the churches’ strong sense of responsibility to reach out to the world outside their walls. Deliverance Temple, under the servant leadership of Bishop Sandra Coston, provides meals to neighboring families, as well as tutoring, literacy programs, computer classes and a wide variety of outreach programs to hospitals, nursing homes and prisons; all intended to meet the social, economic, educational and basic human needs of the residents of the greater Norristown community. Therefore, the partnership between Impact Thrift Stores and Deliverance Temple was natural and effortless; as we came together seamlessly to host a collection drive to benefit families and children in crisis.
During the month of October, the parishioners of Deliverance Temple collected clothing and shoes in support of Impact Thrift’s mission to positively impact local communities through its thrift store operations. Even during the midst, and aftermath, of torrential Hurricane Sandy, Deliverance was able to look beyond their own personal needs to forge ahead, and as a result of their dedication they gathered a multitude of donations.
Deliverance Temple does not ask, if they should serve…they ask where they should serve, who they should serve, and how many ways they can serve others? Impact Thrift is thankful for their dedicated service to helping others in their community, and for spreading that love and concern to our supported charities.