Mt. Zion to give out smoke detectors, open soup kitchen
by Aimee Robinette
Nov 06, 2011 | 3317 views | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Shaw is taking the lead to make sure another tragedy doesn’t happen in its community.

On Nov. 19, beginnin at 11 a.m., the church will pass out free smoke detectors to local citizens in the surrounding areas of Shaw.

“We chose smoke detectors because there are toddlers, young children and the elderly in the homes,” said Eleanor Scott with the church. “We, the city, recently had a toddler who was hospitalized in Jackson with a second degree grease burn.

“The entire family needs to be educated on fire safety tips, protection and prevention,” she added. “Knowing what to do is possible a life saved or a hospital prevention for a family. Every home needs a smoke detector. We want to be the church who cares and makes a difference in the community.

Mt. Zion Baptist Church, located at 416 Woodlawn/U.S. Highway 61 South in Shaw, will have highly trained and qualified firefighters at the church to teach you what to do in case of a fire and demonstrate safety tips on fire protection and prevention.

“They will also give out safety window stickers that indicate if children are in the home,” Scott said. “These activities will be conducted in the church Fellowship Hall. It is that time of the year to light up your heaters.

“However, we must remember to use safety precautions especially when children and elderly are in the homes,” she added. “Some of the smoke detectors will be hand delivered, particularly to the elderly. The Rev. Dexter Nailer, church pastor, will assume the responsibilities of making sure the smoke detectors are installed for those elderly who needs assistance.”

Scott said you must be present to receive your smoke detector.

The Soup Kitchen will be open to the public on that day from 12:30 – 2 p.m.,” Scott said. “The public is invited to attend.”

For more information, contact Scott at 662-754-4323 or Nailer at 662-719-0885.