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Have You Heard About Group Workcamps?

 

Deteriorating health and chronic illnesses can make it extremely difficult for the elderly to keep up with basic projects around the house.  Combine these physical limitations with limited income and many seniors have no choice but to let their houses fall into disrepair.  This is where Group Workcamps can help. Group Workcamps Foundation is a nonprofit organization serving churches by providing mission trip experiences that help youth and adults grow in their relationship with Jesus.  Since 1977, thousands of young people and their adult sponsors have participated in hundreds of camps at various locations throughout the United States and abroad. Countless communities and families have received help they would not have otherwise received.  During the Group Workcamps’ Week of Hope, which runs from June 18-August 5th, youth volunteers participate in service projects benefitting children, elderly, disabled and those in need.  The volunteers have a chance to grow in their Christian faith through service while being exposed to cross-cultural experiences.  Most importantly, they get to transform people’s lives by providing much needed assistance in the form of hands-on service projects.

The youth service projects range from organizing garages/basements/closets to replacing air filters and light bulbs throughout the house to deep cleaning bathrooms and kitchens.  Window washing, general lawn maintenance, repairing or painting a fence or screen door, and cleaning gutters are examples of outdoor service projects.  The youth volunteers can also provide companionship—organize photo albums, hear stories, play checkers, go for walks—feel free to suggest a project or activity that is meaningful to you.

If you are or know of someone in need, please contact Christina Bare at christinacbare@gmail.com for more information.