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      Local church donates money to those in need

      On every Sunday since November first, Mount Early Missionary Baptist Church on Cordele Road has been collecting money to give to those in need for the holidays.

      On Tuesday, representatives showed up to the Albany Rescue Mission during a surprise visit to give the check for more than $400 dollars to go towards helping those who are struggling.

      "A lot of people will not be fortunate enough to enjoy the holidays due to job loss, due to just hard times, but God put this vision on my heart, I shared it with my church family and we stepped up and did what we had to do," said Pastor Charles McDonald.

      Pastor McDonald says this is the second year the church has given the money to the Rescue Mission because of the organization's religious aspect and services offered.

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