Lori Lynn Freeman sets up the Blessing Box at Muldrow Park.
It’s an idea spreading like wildfire around the world. It’s called a Blessing Box, and when Lori Lynn Freeman hit upon that idea, it took her only a month to get a Blessing Box set up at the Muldrow Park.
Freeman said, “I said ‘Sweet! Let’s do it.’ It’s been less than a month. I’ve learned that when God gets the ball rolling, all you can do is hold on!”
The Blessing Box went up Sunday evening, and another one was to be set up in Roland, between the police department and Roland Park on Tuesday evening.
The Blessing Box is for anyone in need of a snack, a bit of food, a toiletry, or a blessing.
“We want to be a blessing to the people and be blessed by serving our community,” Freeman said.
Freeman asks that donations to the Blessing Box be non-perishable well-packaged or canned goods. She asks that no medications or razors be left in the Blessing Box for the safety of everyone, especially children.
She and her daughters, who are members of the Christian group, American Heritage Girls, will be checking on the box daily to make sure it is properly stocked.
The American Heritage Girls will be leading the prayer and dedication of the Blessing Box at 11 a.m. on Oct. 1 at Muldrow’s Old Settlers Day. They will also have a booth at the festival to accept donations for the box. Freeman said her church, The Bod in Roland, and the Nazarene Church in Muldrow, and the Muldrow Food Bank have volunteered to aid her in keeping the Blessing Box by storing goods.
Anyone who would like to assist with the Blessing Box or make a donation may contact Freeman on her Facebook page or by calling her at 479-414-5136. Donations may also be left at the Blessing Box.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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