Change the world

Monday, September 28, 2015
By Jill Bock, Staff

Over 450 people participated from 19 churches in Sikeston's Change the World projects Saturday. Participants spread across the community to connect with and to improve the community. According to organizers during the day-long event, participants volunteered at six nursing homes, demolished a house, repaired homes, built a wheelchair ramp and cleared 17 lots of debris. Also they paid for laundry, shared over 250 dozen cookies with neighborhood families and tilled the community garden. At several locations they were joined by neighborhood residents, who pitched in on projects and by area children played games and enjoyed a picnic, snow cones and face painting.