St. Clair News Aegis (Pell City, AL)


November 1, 2013

Soups On for Advocating Outreach

Moody/Leeds —

Supporters of the Leeds/Moody Caravan gathered for a great cause as local realtors gave back to the community at their “Get Your Soup On” Soup Cook Off fundraiser.
Held at the Leeds First United Methodist Church Family Life Center, the room was packed with people ready to bid on silent and live auction items and tip their favorite soup maker to raise funds for Leeds Outreach along with the St. Clair County Child Advocacy Center.
Leeds Outreach is, “a Christian organization, comprised solely of volunteers, to provide food and other essential needs for families in the Leeds and St. Clair County communities. Additional projects they facilitate with include but are not limited to, assisting families to obtain school supplies and Christmas gifts.” 
St. Clair County Child Advocacy Center is “a non-profit organization that helps children and families who have been victims of child abuse. They provide a safe environment for victims of abuse while assisting the non-offending members with counseling and legal matters. They are also active in educating the communities in order to raise awareness and prevent child abuse.”
Facilitators of the event worked tirelessly for months collecting items such as homemade crafts from local business owners, trips and wood crafted rocking horses all paid off as they raised $5,000, which will be divvied up equally between the two organizations.
“It’s great to be able to be a part of a community that’s able to give back,” said local realtor Katha Gold. “It really is a great cooperative effort.” 
This year’s Soups On event coordinator, Julie Moore, was thrilled to be able to help provide this year’s Leeds/Moody Caravan’s annual soiree.
“The Leeds/Moody Caravan Soup Cook Off was an even bigger success this year! A special thanks to our guest judges and everyone who came out and supported The Children’s Place and Leeds Outreach,” said Moore. “We would also like to thank Pastor Dee Dowdy and Leeds Methodist Church for donating their facility. Our realtor and affiliate community stepped up with more in attendance and more money raised than last year. We are humbled to know that our donations will be presented at a time when both charities need it the most and look forward to an even bigger event next year.”
Thriving because of citizens throughout the community and understanding that everyone needs a little help from time-to-time, the Leeds/Moody Caravan was honored to have this opportunity to offer their neighbors in need, “a hand up.”

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