Serving the Neighborhood

Posted: August 6, 2010 in Living Stones Church, Schools, South Bend, vision

On Wednesday evening Jeff Gritton’s Men’s Growth Group went out to serve the neighborhood of the South Side.  The task…find an abandonedovergrowneye-sore – wreck of a house and with a dozen guys and one hour time…clean it up for the sake of the neighbors and our community.

They had a lot to choose from.  Needless to say, South Bend’s Code Enforcement office and staff are underfunded, understaffed, and overworked!  They settled on a house THREE doors down from Riley High School (which I think is crazy that the city would allow the dilapidation of neighborhood that exists around Riley.  As a sidenote, that was the point of building a new Riley north of the old Riley.  It would improve the neighborhood.  It didn’t.  I would contend the first house you come across directly out of the front doors of Riley High School could be the worst code enforcement violating house in the city.  But I digress…).

Huge difference!!!  Right on dudes!

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  1. Buffy says:

    One word……AWESOME!

  2. Julia Circle says:

    Man, those guys at that “Living Stones Church” are fabulous!! Did you see what they did with that overgrown property? I wonder why they did that?

    Ummm, they said it was because they have a heart for the south side of South Bend, they just wanted to be helpful!

  3. Christina says:

    Amazing job! The new Riley was supposed to help revitalize the neighborhood. But I think that it is just getting worse and worse.

  4. Kathy Silk says:

    It’s a great vision we all share; to see this area transformed one relationship at a time by the Power of God’s love, grace, mercy. Ya’ll have blessed not only the homeowners but also the neighbors all around that home. I am so proud to be a part of this family of God! Way to go bro’s .. way to go!

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