#SaveJackson initiative kicks off to show one love to Hub City

JACKSON, Tenn. — One Hub City church is working to show love to their community, one plate at a time.

Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 6.28.12 PMThe Zion Church in Jackson is kicking off their #SaveJackson initiative. It is a movement bringing the community closer together through community service, outreach and prayer.

“Sometimes we forget about the people that are right here locally in our own community that might need help, so we wanted to make sure that we touched every facet of individuals in our city,” Pastor Shamond Scales said.

Free food, car washes, and lots of love, the Zion Church said they just wanted to bless their community.

“We’ve seen a rise in crime and unfortunate circumstances in the community, and we saw that there was a dire need for a change, and so we thought what better way to make that change by showing love,” overseer Cameron Turner said.

Organizers said they want to bring Jackson together through love, despite barriers.

“We just kind of wanted to show people that we love them no matter their race, sexual orientation, we just wanted to show them that, ‘hey we love you and we wanted to give something back to the community’,” Turner said.

Friday, they offered free car washes, free food and baked goods at three different locations throughout Jackson, serving more than 300 people.

“Just being a blessing to our community, not wanting anything just sharing the love of Jesus Christ and and letting everyone know how much we care about them and how much we love them,” Pastor Scales said.

Leaders said they hope this inspires others to come together during the tough time the country is facing.

“There is so much going on in the world with police brutality, social issues, and all that type of stuff, but the Bible teaches us that we have to start love right where we are,” Pastor Scales said.

The first “4:32” service will be held Saturday, July 30, at the Zion Church in Jackson. They will also be outside high schools starting Monday praying for students as they go back to school.

Organizers said they want others to jump on board with them even if you don’t go to the Zion Church. If you would like to be a part of the #SaveJackson movement you can contact the church at (731) 427-3523.

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