Each June, Atlanta’s Central Congregational United Church of Christ works alongside Emory’s South Georgia Farmworker Health Project to provide basic health care and clothing to the underprivileged men and women working in the fields.
This summer, Central UCC was able to provide over 600 hygiene kits and a rented moving truck filled with gently used clothing, shoes, and bed sheets. We sent a team of 6 students and two adults to help with the distribution of the donations.
As a faith community, Central UCC believes that access to adequate and affordable health care is a basic human right. The message of Jesus was clear: whatever you do unto the least of these, you do unto me. When we encounter the sick, tired, lonely, and poor we not only encounter God but we also glimpse our own humanity.
It is important to fight for the rights of others and to understand that even the smallest acts of kindness ripple out across the vast universe of the human soul.