NKY outreach program helps poverty stricken community

COVINGTON, KENTUCKY (FOX19) - Families stricken by poverty are getting a helping hand on Saturday from a Covington outreach program.

The Isaiah House in Covington is making a huge difference in a community where one in four children are born into poverty.

"We have come out to one of the most under resourced parts of Covington," said John Eldridge, Outreach Coordinator at the Isaiah House. "People don't have transportation so we bring the resources to them."

Isaiah House provided the community with resources like groceries, clothes and toiletries. Eldridge says it demonstrates love in action and sends a positive message to the community.

"We want people to see that the church isn't this judgmental, hypocritical, anti-gay entity," explains Eldridge. "We're rather an entity that loves in a practical way and meets people right where they're at."

Isaiah House relies heavily on volunteers. Volunteers like Mario Apodaca help make a difference in the community.

"Jesus said the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few," explains Apodaca. "For us, it's like you look out and you say even if we touch just a few lives, as many as we can it makes a difference. So if anybody's going to come out and touch a life this is the way to do it."

Isaiah House holds these outreach events on the last Saturday of every month.

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