Community members celebrate City of Huntington
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) —
The second annual "I Love Huntington Sunday" was held to recognize everyone trying to better the city.
"People are uniting wanting to help people, those who do not want to be on drugs. they're wanting to help them come away from them," said community member Linda Gillenwater.
The goal is to unite everyone while celebrating and recognizing all first responders and community partners trying to make a difference in Huntington.
Pastor Keith Wiebe of Grace Gospel Church, who hosted this event, are focusing on bettering the city by spreading love and hope to people who need it the most.
"There's a lot of folks helping others with their addiction difficulties. There's single moms and also people with prostitution difficulties. These are people who need to be rescued and they just need hope," said Pastor Wiebe.
Celebrating those who we're once lost, now triumphing over adversity and hoping that with continued efforts, Huntington will be remembered in a positive light.
"There are all kinds of people standing like warriors ready to help them," said Gillenwater. "The children and the adults so it's not a matter of if it's a matter of when."