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Local church spreads message of hope and help on cars with new website

Posted at 9:39 PM, Mar 26, 2020

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Keep your eyes open for cars with this website written on the back: CovidCare757.com. It was started by a Waters Edge Church to help those who were affected by the coronavirus pandemic in one way or another.

The church painted the website on the back of people's cars this week. The church created the website to let people know that if they need something -- such as groceries, gas for their car or a prayer -- the church is there to help them.

A church member will first clean the driver's rear window with window-cleaning solution. Then, a washable white window marker is used to write the website.

Their efforts are based off a quote the church's pastor recited during a service, according to Eddie Antle, Pastor of Missions for Waters Edge Church.

"He quoted AW Tozer saying that, 'What a scared world needs is a fearless church,'" Eddie said as he recited the quote. "We're really trying to make sure folks know that there is someone out there for them, that we're not afraid, that we're not scared to be there for them - whether that's physically, spiritually, or emotionally."

There are roughly 100 volunteers ready to spring into action and help.

Related: Church rolls out toilet paper for residents in response to store shortages

The church is allowing anyone to get the website written on their cars. If you would like to get the website written on your vehicle, Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. is your last chance.

Writings are done at either of the church's locations in Newport News at 836 J Clyde Morris Blvd., or in Yorktown at 6830 George Washington Memorial Highway.

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