Volunteers still needed for LOVE Week service projects
Dozens of volunteers gathered at the Matthews HELP Center last week to rake leaves, paint and more. And at Habitat for Humanity of Matthews’ ReStore, volunteers donned work gloves and grabbed hammers to tear down a wall to add space for the shop. Both efforts were part the third annual LOVE Week, an event launched by Matthews-based Elevation Church which now includes volunteers from many area churches.
The first year of LOVE Week generated 10,000 hours of volunteer service. Last year, more than 25 churches collaborated to volunteer 34,257 service hours. For LOVE Week 2012, Elevation hopes to see 50 churches join the effort and volunteer 50,000 hours of service.
The event continues through Sunday, Feb. 19 and volunteers are still needed. Register for a project online at www.loveweekcharlotte.com. (Photos courtesy of Koreen Marx and Tim Long)