June 23, 2018
“Amazing.” “Awesome.” Incredible.” I’m having difficulty finding the words to describe the Christ-like hearts of the 193 people who served in our JourneyCares Week!
It was a tremendous week of spiritual development and of experiencing meaningful community within our church family, and, of course, we hope we helped our partners accomplish their mission! Here are the community organizations with whom we served (besides construction projects on individual homes.)
Angels of Assisi
Boys & Girls Club
Child Health Investment Partnership
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Meals on Wheels
Rescue Mission of Roanoke
Roanoke Valley Greenways
Ronald McDonald House
Virginia Veterans Care Center
Collectively, there were 717 hours of community service volunteered by our Journey family last week! According to independentsector.org, the value of an hour of volunteer service is $24.69. That means our JourneyCares week of serving our community had a value of $17,702.73!
I’m so grateful for the servant hearts of all those who were a part of this outreach initiative!
If you served, but you were not able to get your t-shirt, please see a Journey staff member on a Sunday morning.
We’ve already begun planning for a JourneyCares weekend in the fall!