Moore family provides 70 craft kits, online video

May 26, 2020 | by Brad Rowland

Moore family provides 70 craft kits, online video

By: Major Frank Duracher

Chris Moore and his family have gladly taken hold of their idea to provide 70 craft kits that members of The Salvation Army's Boys & Girls Club in High Point, North Carolina. The craft they chose for the BGC children to make is a "Firefly Bottle." At the family's expense, each craft kit is complete with materials needed to finish the project; each child adding their own unique artistic touch while they are homebound during the COVID-19 crisis.

"My family just wanted to do something" to help club members cope with the challenges of social distancing as well as the fear and uncertainty of not being able to go to school or see their friends, Moore explains.

Moore also videotaped his family putting the craft together, posting the video online as s guide for the BGC members to follow as they make theirs.

"Giving back to the community is something that always makes me feel good," he said. "We've tried to teach that ‘giving is a gift' to our boys, and as a scoutmaster myself, I try to teach that to my scouts."

Moore is an employee of Thomas Built Bus Company and got the idea from Eleanor Crump, executive assistant to the president/CEO at that facility. Crump is also the chair for the Army's local BGC advisory council. When she learned of the "Daily Story Time" podcast posted online by BGC staff and volunteers, she emailed the information on to her employees.

That is when the Moore Family came up with their unique and generous idea.

"What Chris Moore and his family volunteered to do is indicative of this community," said Amy Hudson, High Point BGC executive director. "Such people take a bad situation and make it into something wonderfully positive!"

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