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.READ MORE: Watchdog Report Says CPD Has Taken Few Steps To Fix Problems With Records Management In Court Cases
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.READ MORE: Illinois' Last Remaining Sears Store Closing In Schaumburg
“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.MORE NEWS: 860 Afghan Refugees Coming To Illinois From First Wave Of Resettlement
Church members also visited several businesses in the neighborhood, paying for customers meals and even medication.