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Mission:McDuffie changes dates, needs project homes

Mission: McDuffie has moved. The project that pairs church youth willing to paint, repair, clean up and do yard work with homeowners in the county who need that kind of work done is set for June 4-8 instead of its normal mid-July date.

This will be the fifth anniversary of the mission project that has grown to include around 140 volunteers from 10 churches who give of their time to help more than 15 local families each year.

"I think they are awesome," Shelly Frails said last year after her Thomson home was painted. "I think they are a well-trained group. They seemed to have been very happy, and they seemed to just have joy in doing the job."

According to Mission: McDuffie organizer and Thomson First Baptist Youth Minister David Lambert, there's still time to get involved and to apply to have small home repairs done.

Information packets and applications for homeowners needing minor repair work are available at the Senior Citizen's Center, Salvation Army, the Boy's and Girl's Club, the Department of Family and Children's Services, the Health Department, MANNA, Agape Ministries, the Student Services Department of the Board of Education at Norris Elementary, First Baptist, First Methodist, Thomson Presbyterian, Dearing Baptist and Marshall Baptist.

Applications for home repair are due by the end of May. The deadline for youth groups or individual volunteers to sign up is "as soon as possible," Rev. Lambert said.

"If people know people that have houses that need work, let us know," Rev. Lambert added. He can be reached at 706-595-4252.

The only other differences this year are that the evening worship rallies have grown in size so that they will be held in the First Baptist Gymnasium. Also, the project has a new website. People can download forms and get information on the project at www.missionmcduffie.com.



Web posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2006













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