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Feeding the Hungry in the Face of Fear

Posted at 3:16 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 20:28:57-04

TULSA, Okla. — When you hear about the front line fight against coronavirus, several types of people come to mind. Doctors, nurses, police and firefighters. All risking their lives in an effort to combat this pandemic.

You don't think about ordinary citizens who risk their health and life daily to make sure their fellow man is taken care of.

Carolyn Waugh is retired, but she hasn't stopped working. Her current job doesn't pay, but that doesn't keep her from showing up everyday.

Monday through Friday, you can find her at Vernon Chapel AME Church in Greenwood, preparing and handing out meals to those in need during the pandemic.

"We just want people to come and be blessed," Waugh said. "We've been blessed. So, we're just trying to spread the love."

For those getting meals inside the church, they'll notice several signs reminding them of social distancing. Each church member wears a mask and gloves and areas are cleaned frequently.

But for Waugh, she steps outside the church doors to deliver meals to her fellow members who can't leave their homes.

Waugh said, "They are very appreciative, they are. We're checking on our members."

The church has been giving out daily meals for three weeks, because they saw a need as more people began losing their jobs.

You don't need to be a member of the church, or a north Tulsa resident. To find out more about meal times, call 918-587 1428.

You can also visit the church's Facebook page here.

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