Monday, April 5, 2010

City of Spartanburg partners with Christmas In Action

CITY OF SPARTANBURG PARTNERS WITH CHRISTMAS IN ACTION

Christmas In Action Spartanburg is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency that, in partnership with the community, repairs homes of low-income elderly, and/or disabled homeowners. Approximately 525 homes throughout Spartanburg City and County have benefited from this semi-annual “Rebuilding Day” over the last 13 years.

On Saturday, April 10, from early morning until the work is finished, over 600 volunteers will gather to rehabilitate 24 homes located throughout the City in areas such as Hampton Heights, Beaumont Mills and in the Southside. Most work teams are formed by local businesses, churches and the City of Spartanburg. Chores vary from home to home depending upon the need, and can range from exterior painting to complete roof repair.

Wes Corrothers, the City’s Neighborhood Services Director states, “The City of Spartanburg is proud to be able to partially fund the administrative expenses and materials through funding from our Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). This worthwhile investment to the silent part of our community helps to improve the quality of life in their older years.”

Volunteers will meet at 7:00 a.m. for breakfast at First Baptist Spartanburg. They will then move on to their assigned job sites to begin repairs by 8:00 a.m. Volunteers will prepare lunch at First Baptist Spartanburg which will be delivered to the individual job sites.

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities with Christmas in Action, please contact Andrew Hoyer-Booth at 576-7101.

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