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Matter of Faith: Waterloo church gives away clothes

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by Danielle Wagner

WATERLOO (KWWL) Take whatever you need. That's the idea behind a clothing give away at Breath of Life Foursquare Church in Waterloo.

"There are no stipulations. We don't hold anybody back. No papers to fill out. It's just free will, free love," said Beatrice Wilson.

About one Saturday a month... or whenever enough items are donated... the church opens it's doors from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a clothes closet.

"I'm here to get clothes for my kids. I got seven so it's hard to clothe them and they're growing so fast. This is a blessing," said Warren Jefferson-Bay.

The give away started in 2006, and ach month more and more people hear about it.

"In 2006, we had about 50 people I think and last month we had more than 200," said Wilson.

Breath of Life Foursquare Church relies on donations from the community and volunteers from other churches.

"There's a need. God calls us to work towards the need in the community," said volunteer Cheryl Cook.

The church accepts almost any donation, from clothes to toys to furniture.

"Oh they're very happy and very thankful," said Wilson.

Wilson said the more you give, the more you receive and she's receiving lots of joy from giving clothes to hundreds of people.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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