Local church looks to help beautify school

Local church looks to help beautify school

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - Members of God Bless Midland, an outreach group for the First Methodist Church, will hold their second "School Refresh." It's one of the many projects done by the group and helps schools who may not have as many resources as others. This year, the group will be lending a hand to South Elementary.

Thomas Elrod, event coordinator, said, "We're bringing in treats for the kids. We're installing new things in the playground. We're going to work in the courtyard and bring in some flowers and fix a fence or two."

Elrod said it was important for them to help the school because it's one of the oldest in the district and officials say more than half the students enrolled face some sort of economic hardship. Elrod added, he expects hundreds of volunteers to show up to put their time and effort into the project.

"It's certainly important to us and it's a growing fellowship opportunity for our church. We see it as getting out into our community and it also grows our hearts too," said Elrod.

Elrod believed when the kids walk through the door on Monday, they will have a new outlook on the school they attend.

"If they see that someone cares, it's a reason to be more involved to challenge themselves in school," said Elrod.

You can catch the group Sunday, Aug. 28 at 9:30 a.m. at the campus of South Elementary.

If you want to donate or volunteer visit: http://www.firstmethodistmidland.com/gbm-south-refresh-2016/

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