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Church teenager provides ex-prisoner packs

The following article from Network Norwich gives a good example of Christian-inspired social action.
Handing over rucksack pack to project worker
BesomRucksacksWebAn enterprising teenager from Norwich has helped a Christian organization provide rucksacks packed with essential items for people coming out of prison by running a stall at her church bazaar.
 Besom first started distributing Prisoner Packs (now renamed Release Rucksacks) about a year ago through Project 91 in Norwich, an organisation set up especially to help ex offenders. 
Sarah ran a stall at her church bazaar and raised over £60, which helped Besom to put together four new rucksacks to be given to ex-offenders.
The rucksacks contain the basic items a man might need such as toothpaste & toothbrush, towel, deodorant, shaving foam, socks, comb, notepad, chocolate bar and a food voucher. The rucksacks also contain a small card inscribed ‘This comes with God’s love from Christians in Norwich’. 
Besom in Norwich has been operating for almost four years and seeks to encourage Christians in our city to come together in prayer and social action. The Besom van is regularly out taking high quality household goods, donated by Christians, to people in need.  Besom also organises working parties to paint or garden for those unable to manage.


Reproduced from the Network Norfolk website. Used with permission.

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