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WJBF EXTRA: Blessing One Another By Giving Items Away For Free

By Kimberely Scott

Amanda, Theresa, Mandy, and Angela are all mothers who wanted to help each other and ended up helping thousands.

"This is our temporary storage. In here is a lot of donations that's come to us. These are women's, children's clothes...we have car seats, we have shoes. You name it, God sent it to us. Anybody that needs help, we're here," says Angela Morris.

Their organization is called "Blessing One Another".

It all started in Amanda's living room with these 4 ladies...and a Facebook page. Now, 2 months later, they have more than 15,000 members and they're growing.

"Once you're a member, you can add a member, so that's how its gotten so big. It's not just the 4 of us, our members have added members and those members have added members so, it's been great," says Amanda.

Here's how it works, anybody can join the 'Blessing One Another" Facebook Group page...if you have a need you can post it, if you want to make a donation you can post that, as well. One of these ladies will contact the member to make arrangements to pickup or dropoff.

"Most of the time, our vehicles look like this," said Theresa Giles, referring to her vehicle being full of items. She helps by picking up and delivering, sometimes twice a week, near Fort Gordon's Gate 5 and in Hephzibah. "We have some ladies who are high-risk pregnancies and people who just can't afford the gas," she says.

Destiny Troutt is a member who's been on both sides of this organization. "If there is something that somebody needs, and I've got it and it's just sitting there, may as well share it," she says. She came to pick up some stuff today and says that she's grateful that someone else was willing to share what they have. "She had some stuff that I needed, sheets for my bed, clothes 3XL shirts that I really need, so I rode out. I came all the way from Windsor, actually," she says.

This all works because of the kindness of strangers, giving because there is a need. On this day, they received their first piece of mail and it had a check in it. "It says...Amanda, this is not much, but the best I can do for now. You can use it for whatever you need to use it for," Amanda says.

Their motto is "Ask and You Shall Receive", so they plan to use it to help those in need.

You can visit the ladies' Facebook page by clicking here.

To reach Amanda Fountain concerning the group, her contact information is below:

Amanda Fountain

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