PHOTO SUBMITTED / Pictured are (from left) Glen Bardwell of Union Hall, Ruben Johnson of Harmony, David Gibson of Central, George Higdon of Central, Mike Grim of Central, Glen Cliburn of Central, Larry Callender of Central, Anthony Gill of Central, Corey Bomberger of Central and Gerald Smith of Central.
PHOTO SUBMITTED / Pictured are (from left) Glen Bardwell of Union Hall, Ruben Johnson of Harmony, David Gibson of Central, George Higdon of Central, Mike Grim of Central, Glen Cliburn of Central, Larry Callender of Central, Anthony Gill of Central, Corey Bomberger of Central and Gerald Smith of Central.

Reed’s Metals donates to Dickerson Place

Published 6:58pm Saturday, July 19, 2014

Reed’s Metals Inc. of Brookhaven recently donated metal for a new equipment shed at Baptist Children’s Village’s Dickerson Place in Brookhaven.

The project was a joint effort of the Lincoln County Baptist Association and Central Baptist Church’s Brotherhood. Thirty-nine churches in Lincoln County make up the Lincoln County Baptist Association that all participated in the mission project. They also received outside donations to assist with installing the new equipment shed on Friday, July 11.

“A special thanks goes out to Bernie Reed and all of the Reed’s Metals team for donating all the metal for us to be able to do this today, “said Larry Callender, Brookhaven native and also chairmen of the Brotherhood who spearheaded the mission project at Dickerson Place. “We are really grateful to have this kind of support.”

Reed’s Metals donated corrugated siding in “galvalume.” Other men from the association were there to help install as well.

When asked what this project and these donations mean, Andy Gill of Brookhaven commented, “… a peace of mind helping someone out.”

Corey Bomberger added, “I just started going to church at Central Baptist Church myself. They asked me if I wanted to get involved … and I did.”

Callender is proud his mission project came to fruition. “I just have a special soft spot in my heart for children who don’t have a home. There are kids who’ve been here since birth up until they go off to college. This is their home.

“And it’s a wonderful place, and this is a great project. We have to also thank Joyce Wilson, director of the Dickerson Place, who asked for our assistance. And we have to thank all the people and companies, like Reed’s Metals, who helped us do this,” Callender said.

Brookhaven resident, Ruben Johnson, serves as officer for the Lincoln County Baptist Association. He, too, pushed up his sleeves to make this happen.

“Anytime you can help anybody in need…we should. That’s what Jesus would do. We have to always step out on faith and go where work is needed. We use what resources and availability we have … and we try to do it,” said Johnson.

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