Hundreds of volunteers participate in day of service

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Eau Claire (WQOW) –  More than 450 volunteers from Eau Claire participated in ‘Gods Work Our Hands’, a national program from the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Members of the Trinity Lutheran Church said the program is a way to give back to the community. On Sunday, volunteers put together bandages by ripping sheets, sewing them, and rolling them to be sent overseas to 21 different countries through Global Health Ministries.

The volunteers could choose from 20 to 25 projects to give back, like addressing issues of hunger by serving at Community Table, helping with inventory and cleaning at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, various yard work duties, cleaning up Boyd Park and more.

“There is so much love and joy to be shared from people out in the community, and also it’s a great way for people to come together and spend time with each other as well,” said Lucinda Kemmet, organizer of the event.

“It’s important to my family, them to help people in the community and get involved. And there’s not a lot of ways for me to involve me and my kids, just a way for kids to do something and see that example of so many people helping,” said Lynn Buske, volunteer for Gods Work Our Hands.

Trinity Lutheran Church collaborated with seven local congregations for the day of service.

 

Lindsey Ford

Lindsey Ford

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