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Wilson Church Helps Many in Many Ways

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WILSON — Members of a church in Wilson is going out oftheir way to help people in their community.

Necia Virgil knows how much help they provide. What she needed was a simple ride to work in order to provide for her children. For six years,she depended on food stamps to get by, but now she has a job, and thanksto a local church, she has a way to get there.

Virgil is one of three people able to work thanks to members of theFirst Presbyterian Church in Wilson. The small-scale transportationprogram began a few years ago with a single family. Now, church membersvolunteer their time, vehicles and fuel to help former welfare recipientsget to work. Church administrator Kathie Davis says it is easy to helpothers.

Virgil says the program has been a great help to her.

The church also advises participants on how they might one day takecare of their own vehicles. Virgil says it's all about independence, andgetting enough of a lift to get back on her feet.

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