Everence partners with Reach Ministries
Northeast Ohio youth project helps local homeowners
Everence Northeast Ohio recently teamed up with REACH Ministries on a project to help local residents with home-related projects. Close to 400 middle school and high school students participated. For its part, the Everence Northeast Ohio team, along with other volunteers, served hot dogs, Amish noodles, carrots with ranch dip, chips, apples, cookies and homemade ice cream—providing much needed fuel for the work.
Reach Ministries International conducts REACH Work Camps that are located around the United States. This summer’s camp was based at Tuslaw High School, about 15 minutes from our Kidron office. Students helped local homeowners in the community with small construction projects, painting, and outside work.
Bruce Breckbill, Stewardship Consultant, gave a five-minute presentation to the campers during the evening program. He shared about the importance of starting to save now so their heart for mission can be supported by resources for mission. He also reminded them that although most of them will not be full time missionaries, all our life’s work is really “mission” work.
Funding for the meal came from an Everence chapter Grant. The Everence chapter grant program provides assistance to local organizations and causes. The grants are made possible when members purchase many Everence products.