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Operation Blessing and Bon Secours join forces for annual community garden clean-up

Community garden fights hunger

Operation Blessing and Bon Secours join forces for annual community garden clean-up

NORFOLK, Virginia – For the past six years, Operation Blessing and Bon Secours have teamed up to bring the East Ocean View Community Garden in Norfolk, Virginia, to life every year—a rewarding project that provides residents of the surrounding low-income neighborhood with all the tools and training they need to cultivate nutritious food for their families.

The garden, which is cared for by the residents of East Ocean View, is a unique and fun resource for families to use and enjoy—it even has a special “Pizza Garden” just for kids that features all the veggies and herbs they need to make a pizza.

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Amanda and Sarah's mom works at a grocery store surround by food, but at home the cupboards were empty and there wasn't enough food to go around.

Enough to go around

Amanda and Sarah's mom works at a grocery store surround by food, but at home the cupboards were empty and there wasn't enough food to go around.

VIRGINIA – When it was time to eat, 6-year-old Amanda noticed that her mom and dad often skipped meals because there simply wasn’t enough to go around.

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Operation Blessing volunteers help tornado victims.

Helping clean up Van, Texas

Operation Blessing volunteers help tornado victims.

VAN, Texas – Kenneth didn’t hear the tornado sirens sounding in Van as the twister struck his community, but he received a warning call from his daughter.

He had only seconds to take shelter before the tornado hit.

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Volunteers aid tornado victims in Texas

Relief for tornado victims in Van, Texas

Volunteers aid tornado victims in Texas

VAN, Texas – Debbie and her husband were home when a powerful tornado struck their neighborhood. The two were watching storm coverage on TV and heard the tornado siren.

Immediately, Debbie knew that they needed to get to the center of their house. “We couldn’t make it to our cellar.” Debbie explained. Instead, she felt sure that they should stay inside the house. “I know it was God telling me where to go to be safe.”

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Operation Blessing works hard to provide critical relief and hope for struggling families and vulnerable children all around the world

Working hard to change the odds

Operation Blessing works hard to provide critical relief and hope for struggling families and vulnerable children all around the world

A message from Operation Blessing president Bill Horan:

Each week, millions of viewers watch a myriad of “reality” TV shows. Imagine a new series called “The Least of These,” where the contestants are children born into poverty, with the finalists being those who have survived the most horrible conditions. If such a show ever aired, the winner would likely be someone like Mika, the little Haitian girl whose picture is on the cover of April’s issue of Blessings magazine

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