Church hosts Thanksgiving basket benefit event

James River Church Passes Out Turkey Baskets For Families In Need

JOPLIN, Mo. – A local church is doing its best to make sure the Joplin community has a great Thanksgiving. KOAM’s Amber Jenkins has the latest.

James River Church in Joplin is passing out turkey baskets for families in need.

This event is a part of a broad campaign led by the church in order to bless the surrounding community.

“It’s a part of our season of giving here at James River Church, where we’re building over 1900 Thanksgiving baskets to bless families in need this Thanksgiving season,” Pastor Justin Jahanshir said.

Officials say the church collected donations in order to prepare for the event.

“So a couple of weeks ago we had a season of giving offering where the people at James River gave an offering for things like this; so we’re able to provide these meals through the generosity of the people at James River Church,” Jahanshir said.

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