For 225 teenagers, this summer is all about making a difference in ETX
POSTED: Monday, July 7, 2014 - 11:13am
UPDATED: Monday, July 7, 2014 - 11:15am
Pittsburg, Texas (KETK) — More than 12,000 students made a decision to pay money out of their own pockets in order to help improve living conditions of people across the United States and Canada.
225 students from across the nation will be in Pittsburg, Texas the week of July 7th, working on a variety of assignments that range from painting houses to putting siding on homes.
On average, participating students pay $250 to take part in the week. This summer, 90 World Changers projects will take place in more than 85 cities from Alaska to Florida, New York to California, and many places in between.
In its 23rd summer of operation, World Changers assists cities across North America to alleviate substandard housing.
“Our partnerships are they key to the past 22 years. Relationships with cities and churches have provided an avenue for students to make a difference in communities across North America,” says John Bailey, team leader for World Changers. World Changers is a ministry of LifeWay Christian Resources.
Following a six-session “how-to” study that participants complete prior to coming, students serving Pittsburg, Texas, will hit the ground running. The major work begins Tuesday of the project. The students will be staying at First Baptist Church Pittsburg for the week. This initiative is in partnership with Pittsburg, Texas and other local businesses.