Church Volunteers Make Milledgeville Home Improvements


More than 30 homes in Milledgeville are getting a face lift, thanks to the volunteers at River of Life.

The church-based organization works on various home improvement projects to help those in need.

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Group leader Steven Stewart says, “We represent the River of Life which is done once a year, all the church groups in the area get together.”

This year First United Methodist Church in Milledgeville is leading the project. The volunteers will spend three days building wheel chair ramps, roofing houses, painting, and doing yard work.

Hannah Cole is a youth volunteer. This is her first missions trip.

“We’re building a ramp for somebody who has recently needed a wheelchair.”

The day begins with an early breakfast, worship time, and then they’re off to their assigned site. However, it’s not all work and no play.

Group leader Sandy MacDonald says, “We’ll go back and have some down time from 3 to 6:30, we’ll have access to the pool on campus and then it starts again…”

The volunteers only get three days to finish the project.

By the time it’s all over, they say they’ve become a family. The volunteers all agree it’s a rewarding feeling when the mission is complete.