Churches to gather items for storm victims, back to school


The Pine Bluff/Helena District African Methodist Episcopal Churches will hold a citywide Community Outreach Ministry and Gospel Fest Fundraiser to support Oklahoma tornado and Arkansas flood victims from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Saracen Landing.

There will also be a back-to-school rally to support Pine Bluff youth. Participants are asked to donate school supplies and hygiene products.

The event is free and open to the public.

Details: The Rev. Eddie Harris at (601) 983-8439.