The Blitz is a day of “acts of kindness” that focus on sharing the love of Christ with the community.
“This has been good,” said Andy Parker, arborist for the City of Hattiesburg. A group of teens from Pennsylvania and Indiana had just finished weeding a plot of 600 potted trees in the nursery. “It’s amazing what you can get done with 30 people in an hour and a half,” he said, noting that it would take his crew of six to accomplish the same task in a day.
“It’s all God,” said Christine, a young lady from Telford, Pa., taking a break from weeding. “That’s the reason we are here.”
“I really didn’t get out and do that much with my faith,” admitted Deanna, from Elizabethtown, Pa. as she folded clothes at the DREAM Center, a drug abuse prevention agency in Hattiesburg. “It’s a good opportunity to do this.”
Volunteers went to 20 locations around the city, in addition to those who stayed and worked on projects at the University of Southern Mississippi, where the conference is being held through Thursday.
In the photo above, Michelle and Deanna from Pennsylvania fold shirts at the DREAM Center.
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