Change The World
More than 80 youth, adults, and children from Lakewood United Methodist Church, 15700 Detroit Avenue, fanned out from one end of Lakewood to the other as part of the global "Change the World" effort on May 20. The Lakewood church partnered with the local community development organization, LakewoodAlive, and the Department of Aging to identify houses that needed extra care. A total of thirteen houses received care in the form of yard work, mowing, weeding, and planting.
Many of the homeowners were elderly, having a difficult time caring for their yards; others were single moms struggling to make ends meet. Teams of workers consisted of young couples, individual Sunday school classes, youth and church members as well as friends looking for a way to get involved and change the world, starting with our local community.
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