One of the greatest calls on a Christian’s life is to provide resources to those in need, as seen in Matthew 25:35-45. CSM partnered with 11 organizations to serve 1,595 families for Easter. We passed out Easter decorations, including Easter baskets and the items to fill the baskets and food boxes that include hams and chickens. We partnered with City Councilor Darrell O’Quinn to restock the food pantry at New Pilgrim Towers, a senior housing building with 125 residents in Forest Park.

 

As part of our Easter Initiative, CSM and Vestavia Hills High School’s (VHHS) 1BHM Club embodied the hands and feet of Jesus on the chilly Saturday morning of April 9th. The 1BHM club partnered with Christian Service Mission and Cornerstone Schools of Alabama to provide Easter meals to students and their families. Each food box was sponsored by the 1BHM club and consisted of Easter hams, a dry food box, and various drinks. Cornerstone’s elementary and high schools received 400 meals to serve families in their schools and community. In addition, Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church received 200 food boxes as well. The VHHS 1BHM club had 20 volunteers to help distribute food from 9:00 am to 11:30 am on Saturday. They also presented a check for $5,000 to Cornerstone School’s principal, Mr. Cass.

 

Mr. Cass shared with VHHS 1BHM club the impact Cornerstone has on kids’ lives in their schools. He said that many students come from communities that are not nurturing to their childhood development. Cornerstone strives to break the cycle of poverty by enriching leaders for the community. They encourage students to receive an associate or bachelor’s degree. They believe that education begins to break the cycle of poverty in these communities as successful young adults return and provide change. Cornerstone is a jumping point to a better future for any student that walks through their doors. It is a blessing for CSM to be of assistance to this organization.