This site was COMPLETED.

Thanks to all of our volunteers!

We’re grateful for the efforts of three partnering churches that came alongside their fellow partner, Russell Chapel, to accomplish a great deal of outdoor work on their property through ForColumbia 2018. Special thanks to First Baptist Church for providing significant leadership of this project for the second year in a row!

Why did we serve here?

Russell Chapel CME is a small church with a large outward focus. While this congregation struggles to keep up with property maintenance, it runs a food pantry out of its basement for its nearby First Ward neighbors while also welcoming the neighborhood in weekly for Sunday worship. We want to offer to make light work with many hands for this servant-hearted congregation.

What got done?

ForColumbia volunteers worked outdoors on the church property and:

  • replaced two doors and door frames to correct ongoing water issues;
  • removed thorny bushes and cleaned up the property in general;
  • provided landscaping in the front of the property, which not only improved the curb appeal but more importantly, helped solve some water issues the building was having along its foundation.