POMEROY — Servant Event Sunday will be observed by the Lutheran Social Services on May 20, with local churches being invited to participate with offerings for the outreach ministries and disaster response programs of the agency.
All proceeds will go to benefit the servant event program which consists of helping families maintain safe, sanitary and secure housing by making home repairs due to disasters, and to build wheelchair ramps, and make repairs for low income families unable to maintain their own homes.
According to Outreach Ministries which is headquartered in Caldwell, about 200 young people with adult volunteer supervisors will be going into several counties, including Meigs, to do the mission work of helping those who are unable to maintain their homes. The program will begin in June and continue several weeks during the summer months.
The goal is to make a difference in the lives of low income families, the elderly, veterans, the disabled, and victims of natural disasters. Volunteers from Lutheran Social Services have worked in Meigs County many times, according to a spokesperson from Lutheran Social Services, including when the tornado hit Reedsville damaging and destroying many homes and leaving many people in need of assistance.
What the Lutheran Social Services is asking is for churches who want to be a part of the program to help others less fortunate is to make a monetary donation or give gift cards to Walmart, Lowe’s or Home Depot where building supplies and household items can be purchased for use in the various projects to be carried out in the respective counties.
Congregations who collect the most monetary and gift card donations will be recognized as Servant Event Sunday champions and the winning congregations in one of thee categories will receive a prize.
For additional information on the program call 740-732-6700. Referrals of residents in need of assistance from the agency in the way of home improvements or repairs may also be reported to Outreach Ministries of the Lutheran Social Service of Centray Ohio at that number.