Ministry to distribute free reusable face masks on Saturday

My Brothers’ Crossing, a ministry born from a real-life story of tragedy and forgiveness, is now showing generosity to the community where it all began. On Saturday, founders J.T. and Terri Lee Clark will join members of the House of Purpose Ministry to distribute 2,000 re-useable face coverings.

The drive-thru event will be held at the House of Purpose, located at 232 Riverside Drive in Bassett. It will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 11 a.m. or when all of the masks are distributed.

“Our lives have been blessed by the wonderful people in Henry County,” said J.T. Clark. “We want to help make sure anyone needing a face covering has one.”

Wearing a facemask or covering in public is high recommended to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The story of tragedy and forgiveness was first narrated in a book titled, “In the Blink of Eye: Forgiveness in Black and White,” written by the Clarks. It has since been made into a movie titled, “My Brothers’ Crossing.” It is based on a true story of a couple killed while riding a motorcycle and the forgiveness of the man responsible for their death.

The movie is set to be released across the Country on July 17. The actual story was set in Henry County, Virginia with much of the movie being filmed in same location as the actual events.

“Our community played an essential role in telling the story,” said Beth Stinnett, Assistant Director of Tourism for the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation. “It is touching to see these ministries giving back in such a thoughtful way.”

Henry County has seen a sudden uptick in the number of positive coronavirus cases in the last few weeks. Residents are encouraged to practice social distancing, handwashing, wearing face coverings.

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