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Thursday, April 07, 2005

Faith Notes: News from the pulpit & pews: African American pastors partner with Red Cross to save lives

by TALISE D. MOORERAmsterdam News StaffOriginally posted 4/6/2005 “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” Proverbs 29:2 (KJV)The African American Pastors Coalition, a group of senior pastors and clergy in the Greater Dallas and Forth Worth areas, have joined in a pilot program encompassing blood drives at their churches, as well as health education and scholarship opportunities. The goal of the program, which runs April 1, 2005, through February 28, 2006, is to collect 2,700 units. If successful, the Red Cross will donate $5,000 in scholarships for youth.“One of the Coalition’s goals is to provide leadership in educating local residents about important issues affecting the lives of many,” said Dr. Jerry L. Christian, President of the Coalition. “And the need for volunteer blood donors is a huge issue that must be addressed.”For further details about the initiative, call (972) 241-4483.


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