EPCC organizations gave away their support at ShareFest

November 5, 2014

More than 4,200 El Pasoans attended the clothing giveaway event.

 

 

 

Luis Rodríguez

 

EPCC students who are members of the College for Christ club and the Baptist Student Ministry gave a hand of support to more than 4,200 El Pasoans at a clothing giveaway event on Oct. 25.

 

The El Paso Baptist Association (EPBA) hosted the ShareFest with the help of over a 100 churches around the city.

 

“So many groups came together and it shows that we’re a cohesive city that works for the better of the city,” said Becky Perales, faculty adviser for College for Christ and Rio Grande librarian at EPCC. 

 

College for Christ members collected clothing donations from all EPCC campuses during October.

 

“We are keeping everything neat and saying ‘hi’ to people, ask what they’re looking for, and ask them to be quick,” said Mario Gonzalez, EPCC Baptist Student Ministry volunteer at the event.

Photos by: Luis Rodríguez / Tejano Tribune

(L-R) Mandy Ontiveros, Amanda Sanchez, Kristin Sanchez, Emily Sanchez, Becky Perales from the EPCC College for Christ club volunteered at ShareFest on Oct. 25 at the El Paso County Coliseum.

 

 

Joseph Christopherson, executive director EPBA, said that a total of 400 volunteers worked tirelessly on Friday and Saturday by sorting clothes and setting up at the event.

 

More than a 100 tables where set up for the event.

 

Approximately 2,500 pounds of pinto and black beans were also given to attendees by the Mision6plus1 organization.

 

“The more food we gave out, the more food we had to give,” said Manuel Colorado, Mission6plus1 president.

 

“It was an incredible blessing to help our community.”

 

Some of the ones who attended the ShareFest were satisfied with how the event turned out. 

“The event was very productive.

 

They offered many things and everything was very organized and fast,” said Luis Quintana, ShareFest attendee.

 

Third-year volunteer Rosmary Urchurtu said, “Events like this show how much need there is and it moves you to help the community.”

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