“It gives individual people an opportunity to touch those that have nothing,” Fidler said of the ministry. “Not only do [the children] receive the gift of encouragement, but they can receive the gift of salvation.”
First Baptist Church at 100 SW 4th Avenue will be open to receive donations today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. and Monday from 8 to 10 a.m.
Collection sites are also located in Weatherford, Aledo, Eastland, Granbury, Springtown, Stephenville and Fort Worth.
For more information on how to participate in Operation Christmas Child, call 1-800-567-8580 or visit samaritanspurse.org.