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: Jussie Smollett Returns To Witness Stand, Again Denies Hiring Osundairo Brothers To Stage Attack; 'There Was No Hoax'
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: 2 Tigers At Pittsburgh Zoo Test Positive For COVID-19
“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: West Town Area Neighbors Band Together To Catch Man Suspected In Years' Worth Of Package Thefts
Church members also visited several businesses in the neighborhood, paying for customers meals and even medication.