A group from Freedom Life Church offered free services to their neighbors this week through the Adopt-a-Block program.
It’s the second summer the church has done the program. Between Tuesday and Friday, they’ll do work at 15 houses in the Confers Development in Milesburg — double the number of houses they did last year, said Pastor Jen Daugherty.
The group included teens and adults who did projects like weeding, power-washing, basic home maintenance and more.
They were at a house weeding in a garden, and the owner was crying because she had hurt her back and wasn’t able to work in the garden, Daugherty said.
“It’s neat to be able to show up when they need us,” she said.
The house work is part of a local missions week during which the Freedom Life Church welcomes a team from the One 18 Movement, Daugherty said.
One 18, based in Christiana, equips churches to reach their community, she said.
They teach the students in Freedom Life’s youth group everything from dances and puppet skits to public speaking, Daugherty said.
It’s one of the weeks volunteers look forward to the most, she said, and it’s an opportunity to connect with the community.
Daughtery said that as they continue to fine tune the Adopt-a-Block program, they’ll be able to serve more people in the future.