Data News Staff Edited Report
Bishop Darryl S. Brister and Beacon Light Ministries recently partnered with local black-owned businesses to host a FREE gas, masks, school supplies, and food giveaway on Sunday, August 9th at Beacon Light International Cathedral. The goal of this event is to support the community during this time of uncertainty.
Partners for this event Included: Gentilly-Paris Shell Gas Station, Absolute Health & Wellness, Wright & Gray Personal Injury Law Firm, Garden Dr.’s, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond, and Senator Troy A. Carter
Bishop Darryl S. Brister said, “Beacon Light wants to continue to be a light in our community and this event speaks to that. Additionally, we recognize that black businesses matter. That’s why we’ve chosen to support two local African-American owned establishments; Gentilly-Paris Shell Gas Station and We Dat’s Chicken and Shrimp.”
Brister also remarked “During these challenging times, many people are dealing with the pressure of being unemployed, having a lack of income, and the racial tensions in this world. Our partners join us in our belief that we must stick together as a community, now more than ever and by providing fuel for the journey to the community, we are doing just that.”