Pictured (l-r): Leshell Berry and Regina Berry of Carver Heights; Mrs. Morgan, Claude Wilson (principal) and Dr. Vietta O’Bryant of Hawkins Mill; and Dr. Vanessa Rogers Long and Rosalyn McGhee, board members of Memphis Inter-Denominational Fellowship. (Photo: Tyrone P. Easley)

Giving back to the community is made easier with the help of partners and Memphis Inter-Denominational Fellowship, Incorporated can attest to that.

Determined to host its 2021 Back to School Supply Drive, the group joined in partnership with Grace Missionary Baptist Church and Carver Heights Missionary Baptist Church to provide school supplies for students at Manassas High School and Hawkins Mill Elementary School.

Distribution Day was last Friday (August 13). The school supplies were given to the schools to provide for the students who do not have adequate supplies or are not able to purchase supplies during the school year.

“We are thankful to our partners (Carver Heights and Grace Baptist) and to FedEx who provided cinch bags, pencils and some backpacks for the youth,” said Dr. Inetta F. Rogers president of Memphis Inter-Denominational Fellowship, Incorporated.

“These supplies will help students to have their own set of classroom supplies and not depend on communal supplies of basics. This also prevents the spread of the virus and enhances study and participation in learning.”

Grace Missionary Baptist church is pastored by the Rev. Dr. Ronnie C. King. Carver Heights Missionary Baptist Church is pastored by the Rev. Daniel C. Faulkner.

Rooted in the community since 1968, Memphis Inter-Denominational Fellowship is a 501(c)3 organization that “seeks to build spiritual and moral fiber.”