SHARPTOWN, Md. – People from across the shore gathered in Sharptown on Sunday to help women in the homeless community get back on their feet.

The event called Pack-A-Purse took place at the Mt. Vernon Church.

People had the chance to fill up over 166 purses and totes with supplies for women in need.

Supplies included things like shampoos, soaps, toothbrushes as well as cards with kind messages.

Organizers, from Brookeview say these purses will soon be distributed to places like the Samaritan Shelter in Pocomoke, the Salvation Army in Cambridge and The Joseph House in Salisbury.

“There’s a lot of people that are in need of things like this, and also we need to share good things and spread love,” said April Adams, the spokesperson for the event.

According to event organizers, the next packing session will take place in October and will focus on helping women in Sussex and Caroline Counties.

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