LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Thousands of Lubbockites are spending their weekend doing some good deeds around the Hub City. A local church, Experience Life, joined forces to put on a different type of service than they normally do. From teachers to non-profits, nearly 1,700 people in the Hub City geared up to help out in what they are calling Servolution. Several dozen of those helpers were stationed at the Children's Advocacy Center.
"We are trying to serve our community, they needed a fresh coat of paint in their offices where they provide hope to children who have been victims of sexual abuse" Ross Nieman, a team leader for Servolution, says. "We're a non-profit agency and we serve between 600-1,000 children a year, so we have a large volume of children through here. The building takes a lot of maintenance and repairs. As a non-profit, we don't have the maintenance people." Judy Powell, the program director at the Children's Advocacy Center, says. So the toys were pushed into the center of the room to make way for the painters to add a fresh coat to the non-profit organization that has helped so many area children. "It feels great knowing you're helping others in need" a volunteer, Rachelle Cole, says. "I've never painted before so I'm enjoying this" another volunteer, Pamela Mitchell, says.
Across town, volunteers of all ages made sure the Wheatly classrooms are stocked up and ready for the upcoming school year. "We are helping the community here, to help the schools so they don't have to buy a lot of stuff here" Alex Crunk, a 2nd grader and volunteer, says. "I helped my parents get the supplies we needed and then we put them in the boxes and we took them to the class" Amanda Johnson, a 7th grade volunteer, says. Each classroom at Wheatly Elementary now has a box full of supplies.
The church has canceled their services this weekend so everyone can devote their weekend to projects like these. The group has another handful of events coming up Sunday, if you want to get involved. There will be a block party at the Ted Phea Boys & Girls Club at 1801 E. 24th street from 12-3 PM.
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