A successful operation in Haywood
While the holiday season is often a busy and stressful time of year, it is also a time of generosity and giving, especially to those less fortunate. And already this year, the people of Haywood County have not disappointed.
Operation Christmas Child, organized in Haywood County by Bill and Becky Jarrell, is an annual program in which participants fill shoeboxes with donations of toys and gifts for children. Those boxes make their way around the world through Operation Christmas Child, which gives the gifts to needy children as part of a larger Christian ministry.
This year Bill said not only did the community match the number of boxes that were sent last year, but they increased the amount by 20 percent for a total of 3,700 boxes.
He credits the increase to a heightened awareness of the ...