News and Tribune

Breaking News

Floyd County

July 17, 2013

Free health event set for Saturday

Eastside Christian and CASI invite the public for a variety of services



Jackie Love, coalition coordinator for Grassroots, the CASI organization that works to promote the prevention of teen substance abuse, is excited to be a part of the venture. 

“Our vision is to unite the community in making Clark County free from youth substance abuse and this kind of event means the world to us,” she said. She added that the venture will be a success if they are able to reach the people in the community who need services and if they can encourage youth and parents to be ambassadors for a substance-free lifestyle.  

Hundreds of members of the church are volunteering their time and will greet people as they arrive. The volunteers will get a chance to listen to their stories and help map out a plan to meet the most pressing needs. They will accompany them from station to station, easing the anxiety and confusion that often arises. And along the way the church members will get a chance to share their own story — a story of the fingerprints of God’s love on life.

“If someone comes on Saturday and sees that people are caring and compassionate,” said David Parkerson, outreach minister at Eastside, said, “t may cause them to be interested in the story of a loving God that would motivate people to love in such a way. If the pressures of providing for the necessities of life are lessened, if one person starts searching for Christ because of this day, then we’ve done the thing we set out to do.”

For more information about the event, call the Eastside Christian Church at 812-288-9061 or simply show up at the church on Saturday morning at 10 a.m.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Floyd County
Easter 2014 photos

Click on any photo to purchase it.

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating
2013 Photos of the year

Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.