By Delbit Hayden – Pueblo, Colorado … The Pueblo area had the opportunity to help families in need by providing free baby diapers from the State of Colorado, but there was still a need for a distribution center and a team to lead the efforts.
Members of Pueblo First church offered their building as a place to receive and store the truckload of diapers and the Pueblo First Adventist Community Service (ACS) team began developing the distribution process.
In August, the first shipment of eight pallets, stacked six feet high, was unloaded at Pueblo First. Within weeks, the ACS team had distributed the diapers to many local charities including: Corporate Care, Casa De Pueblo, Catholic Charities, Los Pobres, YWCA, Kids Crossing, Salvation Army, Kidsville, All About Kids, Head Start, and Cañon City ACS.
After the first eight pallets of goods were passed out, another truckload arrived and the process of distribution began again.
The members are waiting on the next shipment to hand out to the new friends they have made in the various organizations throughout the area helping those in need.
–Delbit Hayden is Pueblo First ACS director; photo supplied.