A California church is opening its bank account to stimulate the lives of struggling people.
The New Philadelphia AME Church in Rancho Dominguez is paying past-due bills for hundreds who showed up for its Day of Help celebration.
The pastor invited people to bring their bills to the suburban Los Angeles church Sunday and they didn't leave empty-handed.
The church took their bills and gave them groceries in exchange.
"I was moved to say that the church has to go beyond just praying and preaching and really do something to help our communities," said Pastor Sherman Gordon. "So we've been on the radio and in the newspaper, just telling people to come out and receive help. We're paying utility bills today, gas, water, electric, cable, You name it," he continued. "We are paying it today."
Those in need were required to go to church first. The attendance was very high for both morning services.