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Christmas Comes Early for Hundreds of Families near Ferguson MO

- by Joyce Meyer Ministries
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Joyce Meyer Ministries
December 16, 2014

(St. Louis, MO) Representatives of the St. Louis Dream Center, an outreach arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries, were onsite Thursday Dec. 18, at Koch Elementary School, located at 1910 Exuma Drive near Ferguson in St. Louis.

Three hundred forty five low-income students received much-needed support during the school’s lunch periods, including Christmas gifts for each child, holiday food boxes, and grocery items for the school’s food pantry. School supplies, children’s clothing and uniforms, and special assistance for one family who recently lost their home in a fire was also be provided.

“Teachers at Koch Elementary recognized a critical need and took the initiative to start a food pantry at their own expense to help families,” says Alex Bryant, director of the St. Louis Dream Center. “So much has happened in Ferguson that has impacted families in a negative way, yet it’s great to see an elementary school in the heart of these issues being a light and a support to those in need. We are honored to have this opportunity to help their efforts.”

About Joyce Meyer Ministries

Joyce Meyer Ministries (JMM) is an international nonprofit organization that focuses on reaching people through media with a potential audience of 4.5 billion people. Impacting lives around the world, through its outreach arm, Hand of Hope, JMM provides life-changing global humanitarian and missions relief. In 2013, JMM provided more than 32.2 million meals supporting feeding centers in 30 countries and free medical care to over 241,000 people in multiple remote areas. JMM also provides support for 37 children’s homes globally and provides a host of other disaster, missions and humanitarian aid. JMM also operates the Dream Center, an inner-city church and outreach center in North St. Louis. For more information, please visit www.joycemeyer.org.

About the St. Louis Dream Center

An outreach arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries, the St. Louis Dream Center was founded in 2000 by Dave and Joyce Meyer to be a healing place for a hurting world. With over 30 outreaches and ministries conducted each year, the Dream Center reaches thousands of disadvantaged children and families in St. Louis, impacting their neighborhoods and quality of life. The Dream Center provides meals to the hungry and assists the homeless. Staff and volunteers make visits to area homes, nursing and retirement communities offering prayer, gifts, companionship and comfort. For more information, please visit www.stldreamcenter.org

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