Dr. Eric "Duke" McCaskill along with his wife Dr. Linda "Duchess" McCaskill, of Alpha and Omega Network of Ministries/ Institute, initiated the PAACT (Police and Concerned Citizens Together) initiative in 2014 to increase positive police presence in communities. As a part of their mission, they have come together to provide food insecurity relief in the Aqueduct as well as Sherwood Arms communities in Newport News, VA.
We have had the honor of assisting them in their outreach efforts. On Halloween, we provided candy for the children and were able to distribute them to their smiling faces. For Thanksgiving, we were able to give 20 boxes packed with food, a bible, and handwritten cards thanks to Lighthouse Church of Glen Burnie, MD. These boxes were given to refugees from various countries staying in the Sherwood Arms community to include Afghanistan, Sudan, Myanmar, Cuba, and Vietnam. We also helped Alpha and Omega Ministries distribute the turkeys and abundance of groceries they were able to provide to both Aqueduct and Sherwood Arms.