Church offers different kind of service during COVID-19 pandemic

Reverend Eric Thomas of St. Peter Missionary Baptist Church said he was grateful to be able to open the doors of his southwest Atlanta sanctuary for a different kind of church service during Holy Week. His church, along with St. Phillips AME and Jackson Memorial Baptist Church partnered with Walgreens to provide thousands of Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccine doses. Rev. Thomas told FOX 5 more than 1,500 doses were administered at his church in March. He said he found it appropriate that this phase of the immunization program happens to fall on the Christian Holy Week.

SW Atlanta families receive thousands of pounds of free food, protective gear

They're getting ready for a big day of service on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard with a drive-through giveaway of 30,000 pounds of food and 10,000 masks, hand sanitizer bottles, and other personal protective gear. Rev. Willie Clyde of Pathway Christian Church said the donations will make a huge difference for families in southwest Atlanta.