Community Outreach Ministry holds Christmas drive-thru for at-risk youth

Bob, left, and Mona Davies, right, and Ekstoms pick up donated gifts at Community Outreach Ministry’s Angel Tree located at Wells Fargo in Menifee. Valley News/Courtesy photo
WILDOMAR – Community Outreach Ministry together with the Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Program delivered Christmas gifts to children of incarcerated parents in southwest Riverside County, Dec. 13. Due to COVID-19, the Christmas drive-thru even was hosted with the support of Elks Lodge 2591 and trustee Larry Ryan in Wildomar. The Christmas gifts were placed inside the trunks of each car by volunteers Jennifer Ekstrom and Patti O’Leary. And, for those children who could not participate at the event, the Davies delivered gifts to their homes. O’Leary’s nephew Elijah O’Leary, 14, found Community Outreach Ministry online and offered to volunteer and share his story. “Since I was little, I became an An
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