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REACH Mentoring Program

Helping hands: Area churches come together to get the work done

 

September 20, 2019

Jana Peterson

Deb Carter (left) and Hope Fails (right) along with Barb Lammi (in back) weed a garden for a resident who asked for help during Sunday's interdenominational "God's Work, Our Hands" volunteer effort. They were part of a group of 200 volunteers from five churches who worked together on different projects in the county.

A group of volunteers worked together Sunday for close to three hours to get an elderly woman's various garden plots weeded, especially the one in the backyard that she enjoys seeing out the back window of her home.

Another group painted parking stripes in the community theater parking lot.

Thirty others stayed inside to assemble baby care kits, school backpacks and "ditty bags" for seafarers filled with personal care items.

More groups fanned out across Cloquet and the surrounding area, all of them doing volunteer chores for people who need the help, either because they physically can't do...



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