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8-member church donates $2,000 to help homeless

Dec 22, 2010 6:24:00 AM - thestate.com
YORK -- Between York and Clover on a little road, so small you might miss it, sits Allison Creek Holiness Tabernacle church. There is no pastor. The church has just eight members.

There are Lonnie and Bill Stewart. Diane Currence. Billy and Nancy Schultz. May Joy, and Wilma Wilson, and T.J. Martin.

"Just eight," said Martin. "But not 'just.' Just is a word we do not use. Eight is a lot."

Wilma Wilson, disabled and on a fixed income, said, "Eight is plenty. Only takes two to make a church. We got us four times that."

This group decided this holiday season would not pass by while people suffered. So the eight gave and gave some more, until the members raised $2,000. The church allows no outside solicitations - no bake sales or fish fries. All the money came from the members.