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Bassett ministry to distribute free reusable masks on Saturday

BASSETT, VA – My Brothers’ Crossing, a ministry born from a real-life story of tragedy and forgiveness, is now showing generosity to the community where it all began.

On Saturday, founders J.T. and Terri Lee Clark will distribute 2,000 reusable face coverings at the House of Purpose Ministry, located at 232 Riverside Drive in Bassett.

“Our lives have been blessed by the wonderful people in Henry County,” said J.T. Clark. “We want to help make sure anyone needing a face covering has one.”

The drive-thru event will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or until they run out of masks.

Henry County has seen a sudden uptick in the number of positive coronavirus cases in the last few weeks.

Residents are encouraged to practice social distancing and hand washing.

Wearing a face mask or covering in public is highly recommended to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The story of tragedy and forgiveness was first narrated in a book titled, “In the Blink of Eye: Forgiveness in Black and White,” written by the Clarks.

It has since been made into a movie titled, “My Brothers’ Crossing,” which is set to be released across the country on July 17.

It is based on a true story of a couple killed while riding a motorcycle and the forgiveness of the man responsible for their death.

The actual story was set in Henry County with much of the movie being filmed in same location as the actual events.

“Our community played an essential role in telling the story,” said Beth Stinnett, Assistant Director of Tourism for the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation. “It is touching to see these ministries giving back in such a thoughtful way.”

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