By SHERRY DIGMON
In the Black History section published in Atmore News February 16, 2022, Anna Bell Quarker was one of the featured residents.
When the paper came out, Mrs. Quarker’s granddaughter, Hermastine Lancaster, called the Atmore News office to let us know she had founded a ministry in honor of her maternal grandmother.
The non-profit organization is call Anna Bell’s Attic Ministries Inc., located in Brewton.
“She was known in her community of Freemanville, Ala., for helping others along the way,” Ms. Lancaster wrote of her grandmother in an email. “… We are an outreach ministry which gives free items to those in need or have hardship. Our Mission is to meet the needs of the community both spiritual and natural. Our Vision is to provide immediate services and resources to meet the needs of the community.”
Among their projects in 2021, the organization supplied food, gas cards, fruit baskets, Christmas stockings, and coats and blankets to senior citizens; donated sack lunches to a soup kitchen in Pensacola and to a children’s home in Jay; and provided toys at Christmas.
Anna Bell’s Attic Ministries was established January 23, 2021.