By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — Hundreds of parishioners from St. Sabina Parish in Auburn Gresham fanned out around the city Saturday on a mission to help.

They kicked off the church’s annual Day of Service with a song, then hit the streets.

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From food giveaways to neighborhood cleanup and gardening, the goal is to send a message that the church is more than just a building – it’s a vital part of the community.

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“SO that we are here to help, you know, that you’re not the only one out here – you have resources,” said St. Sabina parishioner Aaminah Dishman.

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Church members also visited several businesses in the neighborhood, paying for customers meals and even medication.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff