LAWTON, Okla. (TNN) - The Holy Cross Lutheran Church hosted their annual Mission Market in Lawton on Nov. 14.
People who came out could purchase handmade items from sixteen vendors at the craft fair, donate blood and even adopt a furry friend. One table sold baked goods to benefit the Hearts That Care clinic.
Proceeds from the fair go to the church’s missions, including Family Promise of Lawton, the Lawton Food Bank and the Red Cord.
The event coordinator Carolyn Ellis said it’s more important now than ever to support local non-profits because some people are relying on them during the pandemic.
“Because of COVID a lot of people have lost their jobs or are not making as much as they were before," Ellis said, "so they need the Lawton Food Bank right now so we really need to support them.”
She says the church tries to support any organizations that need it. Anyone who donated blood was also automatically tested for COVID antibodies. The youth group sold concessions to raise money too.