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Mission Walters helping those in need

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WALTERS, OK (KSWO) – An event aimed at helping those in need is happening in Walters this weekend.

Mission Walters kicked off Friday morning at the First Baptist Church in Walters. Dozens of churches from across Oklahoma came out to participate in the event that is offering free health screenings, dental work, food, clothes and a variety of household items.

H.D Smith is one of the several people who took advantage of the free services that Mission Walters is offering. He said he showed up at the church at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, which was an hour and a half before the event even started. He said when he got there, people were already lined up, excited for the event to kick off.

"It just really helps people out,” Smith said. “That's the best part of this being a church, they want to help people. That's the best thing about it. Helping the community, putting the love out there, saying hey, just because you don't have any money, whatever it may be, we're not going to leave you out in the dark."

Those services feature a full dental staff offering cleanings, clothes of all shapes and sizes, shoes, glassware, furniture and a full health screening.

"Everything from a body mass index to diabetes screening, to blood pressure, depression screening, asthma screening,” Senior Pastor Richard Stillwell said.

Stillwell said Mission Walters is simply about helping those in the community who are in need.

“Sometimes we think we live in the United States and we have certain things and certain provisions in place for people who may not have insurance or this or that,” Stillwell said. “But what we’re finding is there are a lot of people who may not have access, may not have transportation to get to the health care. These are just really essential needs that people have and we want to have those needs met.”

Stillwell said the idea for the event actually came in response to the several trips they have taken to Nicaragua.

“We've often thought, could we do this back home, so that's what we’re doing,” Stillwell said. “We're basically doing the same thing we do on our foreign mission trips but were doing it right here at home in our own back yard."

The event continues Saturday, running from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Walters.

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