Helping Others During Holidays

Baltimore-based "World Class City Ministries" came to the aid of more than 500 disadvantaged families across the Wiregrass.

The giveaway took place at the Old Samson National Guard Armory on Highway 52.

This year the ministry aligned itself with the Machis Creek Indian tribe of southeast, Alabama.

More than $70,000 worth of food, clothing and toys were distributed to the needy mainly in Geneva, Coffee and Covington counties.

"We were able to get $70,000 worth of supplies on a truck. Efforts of a lot of organizations and volunteers to help the needy; it's all for the needy," said David Johnson of Machis Creek Indians.

Operation compassion volunteers assisted in transporting all the items from Maryland to Geneva County.