A group of high school kids from Faith Lutheran Church in Troy, Michigan, spent their spring break helping with projects around Alderson earlier this month.
Under the general leadership of Bruce Modde, who owns his own construction business in Troy, the youngsters and their adult supervisors installed decks, fixed leaking roofs and did a lot of work at the Town Park, including putting a new roof on a dugout, according to a media release issued by Alderson.
“This is the seventh year for this ministry and my third year,” leader Kimberly Heisler said in the release. “We just love coming here and encourage the kids to connect with the community as we work.
”These projects require planning. The Alderson Ministerial Association helps identify possible projects and then, in March, Modde and youth minister Dave Frank visit to select the specific jobs according to the resources and skills available. For example, the projects at the Town Park used materials purchased with an Arts and Recreation grant awarded by the Greenbrier County Commission.
The local connection for this particular group is the Rev. Rich Lohmeyer of Christ Our Savior of the Valley Lutheran Church in Alderson. Lohmeyer, his wife, Judy, and other volunteers provide the evening meal each day for the workers.
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