POSTED: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 10:31am
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 10:32am
Pittsburg, Texas (KETK) — More than 16,000 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.
165 students from across the nation will be in Pittsburg the week of June 24-29 working on a variety of assignments that range from painting houses to building ramps to landscaping.
On average, participating students pay $250 to take part in the week. This summer, 90 World Changers projects will take place in more than 60 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 the key to the past 23 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 study that participants complete prior to coming, students serving Pittsburg will hit the ground running. The major work begins Tuesday of the project. The students will be staying at First Baptist Church of Pittsburgfor the week.
This initiative is in partnership with FBC Pittsburg.