Volunteers to Impact Taylor County

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Hundreds of volunteers are expected to impact thousands of lives on Saturday, April 27 with random acts of kindness, home repairs and food and clothing giveaways throughout Taylor County, Kentucky.

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The heart of Kentucky is hurting, but we will never be broken. Nearly a quarter of our population lives below the poverty level. During the first Impact Taylor County, more than 300 volunteers helped 4,300 local residents.

For the second year in a row, hundreds of volunteers are expected to impact thousands of lives on Saturday, April 27 with random acts of kindness, home repairs and food and clothing giveaways throughout Taylor County.

“The heart of Kentucky is hurting, but we will never be broken,” said Ron Young, Impact Taylor County organizer. “Nearly a quarter of our population lives below the poverty level. During the first Impact Taylor County in 2012, more than 300 volunteers helped 4,300 local residents. With the community’s help, we can show even more people that hope is still alive in the heart of Kentucky.”

There are volunteer opportunities for all ages and abilities, including planting flowers, handing out cookies, washing windows, clearing yards, cooking lunch, visiting nursing homes, completing home repairs and assembling care packages for the local National Guard. Items for the National Guard care packages need to be dropped off at the National Guard Armory between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Events will be ongoing throughout the day beginning at 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Volunteers will meet at First United Methodist Church on Main Street for an opening celebration before dispersing to local projects throughout the area.

At 5 p.m., the community is invited to a celebration with live music provided by local gospel music group Driven and a free fish fry dinner for the first 1,000 attendees at First United Methodist Church.

Impact Taylor County is sponsored by United Methodist Communications. Partnering United Methodist churches are St. Andrew UMC, St. Mark UMC Taylor’s Chapel UMC, Mannsville UMC, Stoner Creek UMC and First UMC in Campbellsville.

The event urges participants to Rethink Church and utilizes outreach to make a difference in the world beyond church doors.

For more information, and to register to volunteer, visit http://www.impacttaylorcounty.org.

About Rethink Church
Rethink Church, the next evolution of The United Methodist Church’s “Open hearts” welcoming and advertising campaign, highlights the many opportunities available within United Methodist churches to engage with the world—from literacy programs to feeding the poor. At http://www.rethinkchurch.org, visitors may interact, learn more about the church, and search for involvement opportunities.

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Ron Young
ron.young603 (at) gmail (dot) com
270-465-5951

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