The Law Enforcement community in partnership with the Liberty County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), came together this past weekend at Bryant Commons Park for the Faith and Blue Weekend event.
According to their website, National Faith and Blue weekend is a powerful initiative that builds bridges to more engaged communities. At the heart of this initiative is the reinforcement of connections between law enforcement professionals and the communities they serve through the reach of houses of worship. For this past weekend’s event law Enforcement Officers met with the public and collected food donations for the Manna House, Liberty County’s food bank.
Liberty County Sheriff William Bowman said Manna House supports the needy people in the County.
“It is a great organization and it shows that Law Enforcement and the community can come together and work as one,” he said. Law Enforcement Officers representing every department within the County were on hand to offer their assistance for the event.
“One band, one sound,” Bowman said noting they all came together because they all share the common goal of keeping the community safe.
“We want everybody in our community to know that we care about you,” Bowman added. “We love you and want you to do well.”
Baconton Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Hermon Scott said the police officers should be commended for the work they do for the community. Scott, who is on the Board of Manna House thanked the officers for the collection of donated food items.
“These can foods here will feed a lot of hungry people,” he said. “And it will be a blessing to our community. And it goes to show that we, the Law Enforcement side and the community side, and the faith-based side, we can all work together to make our community better. And I will assure you that these cans goods will be a blessing to our community. And we will remember the fact that Law Enforcement came together to help us overall make our community a safer place and alleviating some of the hunger in our community.”
There were gift baskets given away to those who contributed food donations. Diversity Health was also at the event providing COVID tests and vaccines.
Law Enforcement Participants
Hinesville Police Department
Walthourville Police Department
Midway Police Department
Georgia State Patrol
Hinesville Coastal Courier
Liberty County Chaplain Corps
Hinesville Police Chaplain
Beach Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Baconton Missionary Baptist Church
Flemington Presbyterian Church
Full Gospel Tabernacle
Jesus Said Ministries
Hope Outreach Ministries
Community Businesses/ Civil Organizations
Diversity Health Center
Liberty County Manna House
Navy Federal Credit Union
Krispy Kreme Donuts