Lois Garlough called it a miracle last summer when more than 50 volunteers from four churches assembled lunches and weekend backpacks for 250 poverty-level children near Smith Mountain Lake, an upscale central Virginia community.
But her core group is aiming higher next summer when it will operate a four-week day camp for 100 children at five schools, in addition to distributing even more backpacks and lunches. “This is bigger than anything I’ve ever done,” said Garlough, a church and community worker.
|Lois Garlough stands in the food pantry at Lake Christian Ministries in Moneta, Va. Garlough, a member of Trinity Ecumenical Parish in Moneta, and other members organized Smith Mountain Lake Good Neighbors, which provides backpacks full of food and a book every weekend to lower-income childrenattending summer school.|
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