Oklahoma faith briefs for Aug. 8

In addition to this pandemic emergency relief fund for members of the Jewish community, the Jewish Federation has made generous donations to Catholic Charities, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and United Way, to help support the critical assistance each of the agencies provide to the metro community.

Members of the Jewish community who are in need of assistance as a result of the pandemic are encouraged to contact the Roberta Clark, the Jewish Federation’s executive director, at 286-1488 or email roberta@jfedokc.org.

Church continues food distribution

Fresh produce and dairy products will be distributed at 11 a.m. Friday at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 3600 N Kelley.

Ebenezer partnered with World Vision earlier in the summer to giveaway the “COVID-19 Nutrition Benefit” boxes of dairy and produce. The church had collaborated with several other houses of worship for at least one food distribution event, but otherwise, has been conducting the distribution activities on its own. They held eight giveaway events in July.

The Rev. Derrick Scobey, Ebenezer’s pastor, said he and his wife, Angela Bush Scobey, also will continue to take food boxes to Clearview, where the food will be distributed to residents in other Black towns like IXL and Boley. He said he and his wife also have been taking the food directly to residents in Langston and Tatums.

“This outreach is moving at a rapid pace and is very fluid,” the pastor said. “Angela and I are committed to seeing it through.”

For more information, to volunteer or to donate for truck rental/equipment expenses, call Derrick Scobey at 427-9953.

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