While most teens in the community were enjoying one of the final weekends of their summer, around 40 teens came together last Saturday to help those less fortunate.
Spearheaded by Skyline Baptist Church, the teens from four churches came together too to work at the Devereaux Center and Coal Bank Village, a transitional housing center for the homeless.
At Coal Bank Village, which can house up to 20 homeless individuals at a time, Chad Frantz led the effort as the teens built a dining shelter, rails for the bathrooms to assist the handicapped and a shelter for the residents to hang out in.
At the Devereaux Center, the volunteers installed a fence, did landscaping and helped paint.
Frantz, the youth pastor at Skyline Baptist, said helping others is something his church and his teens care strongly about.
“We have a passion just to serve and be able to show the community that Christ cares about the community, whether you’re doing good or struggling,” Frantz said.
He said the goal Saturday was not only to help the community, but also to help the teens.
Source: Teens volunteer to help Devereaux Center, Coalbank Village