Maryland Churches Help Eastern Shore Get Healthy

Volunteers from around Maryland donate their time at the event.

Volunteers from around Maryland donate their time at the event.

Alonzo Bethea, a member of the Allegheny East Conference’s Emmanuel-Brinklow church in Ashton, Md., recently organized the New Life church’s third health fair in Salisbury, Md. Bethea (pictured left, far right) is from the Washington Metropolitan area but has spent more than 30 years visiting the Maryland shore and calls New Life his home when he visits. He organized members from Emmanuel-Brinklow, New Life and the community to provide a variety of health services on the first day of the event, held at the Richard Hazel Community Youth Center in Salisbury.

For the second day of activities, participants were invited to the New Life church for health lectures and screenings, potluck and a vespers. The New Life health fairs have spurred invitations to host and participate in health fairs at churches in Delaware and North Carolina.