THANK YOU FOR YOUR MONETARY GIFTS,
FOOD DRIVES, SPONSORSHIP AND SUPPLIES.
Oak Mountain Missions
Kentucky Fried Chicken
Leeds City Schools
Woodruff Farms Subdivision
Cedar Springs Circle Subdivision
Hubble Power Systems
America’s 1st Federal Credit Union
JM Exotic Foods
Leeds Family Eye Care
Outlet Shops of Grand River & Employees
Leeds Family Chiropractic
Leeds Primary School
M & B Hangers Employees
Gulf South Chapter of the
Representative Dickie Drake
Birmingham Mopar Owners Club
Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary
Leeds Women’s Literary Club
Dirt Dabbers Garden Club
Leeds Jane Culbreth Public Library
El Cazador Mexican Grill
Laney’s Country Kitchen
L.A. Salon and Boutique
Leigh’s Signature Salon
The Pants Store
Mum & me mercantile llc
The Wooden Anchor
Three Earred Rabbit - Leeds
Green Up Garden Shop
Susan’s Silk Flowers
chris bARenTz originals
Chris and Christy McCombs
OUR SUPPORTING CHURCHES
Valley View Baptist
Leeds First Baptist
St Theresa’s Catholic
Mt. Hebron Baptist
Cedar Grove Baptist
Episcopal Church of The Epiphany
Wellsprings Worship Center
Leeds First United Methodist
Little Rock Missionary Baptist
Bold Springs Presbyterian
Mt. Hebron Baptist
Church of the Highlands
Ashville Road Church of Christ
We also thank the many private citizens of Leeds and
of other communities who contributed to our organization!
November 21, 2019 · We were heartbroken this week at the loss of longtime volunteer and Assistant Director Carolyn Harry. In November we were heartbroken with the passing of longtime volunteer and Assistant Director Carolyn Harry. Known as our "mustard seed", Carolyn never doubted we would be provided with what we needed. She is missed greatly by those she served and those of us blessed to have served with her. We know she was greeted at the gates of Heaven with "well done". .
December 23, 2017 · Please join us in prayer for the Musgrove family. Euel Musgrove was a vital part of Leeds Outreach. He served many years as Director and was in the office nearly daily until his move to an assisted living facility. Leeds Outreach was not his only community involvement as he was a vital part of his church St. Teresa. Mr. Musgrove was named Citizen of the Year by the Leeds Chamber of Commerce in 2006 for his tireless work for the Leeds community. He was a shining example of a faithful servant and we hope to follow his example daily. His service to others was truly inspiring and he will be greatly missed.
I guess we all learn from our parents’ example. Talk is cheap, after all – it’s behavior that molds a young mind. As a person of faith, I think the same is true for God’s love. So, when I tell you 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗮 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗯𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗺 has shared with her two sons a legacy of compassion and devotion to her neighbor that is meaningful and says everything that needs to be said, understand that comes from a place of awe within me, forever shaped by a woman I will always admire. Mom worked thirty years for the Social Security Administration, helping seniors to navigate problems and receive the benefits they deserved. When she herself retired, let’s face it – she could have gone home, put up her feet, and any reasonable person would have conceded she’d earned a rest. But mom could find no peace in that choice, still filled with a conviction there was work to be done. 𝗦𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗮𝗻 𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗟𝗲𝗲𝗱𝘀 𝗪𝗲𝗹𝗳𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 (𝗟𝗲𝗲𝗱𝘀 𝗢𝘂𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗰𝗵) 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝘆, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲, 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝘀𝗸𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿. For many years, she labored through food distributions, utility assistance, and a host of Earl Street Christmas for Children Campaigns. She was a voice of conscience whispering so often in the ear of leadership in the City of Leeds, offering gentle, but persistent, reminders of needs in the community. Indeed, to know mom well is to understand she is like so many seemingly candy-coated Southern women unwisely overlooked by those too short-sighted to realize she is an iron fist in a velvet glove, smiling and polite in her bearing, but blessed with an unmovable internal strength that comes from a deep, relentless place that knows faith without works is dead. Time can be cruel, unfortunately, and health constraints forced mom to step away from the work she loves a few years ago. She misses it every day. Still, if I might indulge in a moment of personal hero worship, I think it is no accident that I now work as Director of Avondale Samaritan Place in Birmingham, a ministry touching lives in much the same way Leeds Outreach does, or that my brother Ed is a teacher, shaping minds of the next generation. Barbara Higginbotham changed so many lives in her community with her love and daily example – I feel so lucky to be one of them.
Director of Avondale Samaritan Place
Thank you! Beverly, Lynda, Johnnie, Barbara, Marlyn, Frank, Ray, Dave, Mike, Johnny, Susan, Lisa, RN, John O,
Larry, Ken, John M, Stacy, Stuart, Merry, Tootsie, Margaret, Jordan, Bo , Tom, Eddie, Ron, Rex, Paul and others.
Thank you! Haley, Drew, Angie, Joan, Spurgeon, Justin, Paul, Ken and others.
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