Members of the community gathered Saturday afternoon for a drive-thru donation to support the family ahead of Christmas. At All Nations Worship Assembly in east Columbus, volunteers gathered to collect supplies for the fully reunited Thomas family.
Organizers of today’s event, Brandis Mason and Kara Beauford, say they don’t know the family personally, but they wanted to give the community an opportunity to be a blessing. While they don’t know what its like to lose a child, they are both mothers.
“We know how it is just day to day providing for the babies,” said Brandis Mason. “We just wanted to come together for the family as a whole.”
At the drive-thru, people dropped off things like diapers or anything else they think may support the family.
“I think I can speak for the city as a whole when I say it was like a cloud left,” said Beauford. “I think we were all as a city, overjoyed at the fact the baby had been found.”
They also say they never stopped praying for Kason to come home. “I just want them to know that we are so happy and relieved,” said Mason. “And that they’ve got a community supporting them and cheering them on.”