Bowling Green church dedicates week to serving others

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A local church is spending the week serving the local community in more ways than one.

Reach Week is a bi-annual community-service event centered around helping people in need. It’s hosted by Hillvue Heights Church in Bowling Green.

On Tuesday, church members assisted with renovations at Potter Children’s Home and landscaping at the Hope House.

“We just feel like we are the hands and feet of Jesus. I mean that what it’s all about. It’s mission work at home. We don’t have to go to a foreign country, we don’t have to go to other states to find mission work because it’s right here in our own backyard,” said Sarge Domerese, a church volunteer.

Volunteers spent hours painting, cleaning and pulling weeds around the two facilities.

Volunteers said the purpose of the week is to give back to the community and show love to those who need it most.

“We did this last year. It was the first time that we did it and its allowing people in the church that maybe don’t have a place to serve to maybe give them a place to serve,” said Duane Curry, a volunteer.

Volunteers say, it’s a wonderful experience for both volunteers and the community.

“Last year, the church was able to give around 3,000 man hours to community service work,” said Domerese.

The week is far from over with multiple other service projects coming up throughout the rest of the week.

Last year, 1,000 volunteers served the community.
This Reach Week started Sunday, October 13th and will last a total of 8 days, concluding Sunday, October 20th.
Reach has scheduled 75 projects throughout the community, with 1100+ volunteers that are serving a total of 4,742 hours.
So far volunteers have prepared and delivered food for local EMS, fire, and police stations, worked construction projects at the Salvation Army, the Foundry, and Potter Children’s Home, and more.
Upcoming projects include preparing and serving BBQ to 1000+ students on WKU’s campus, running the Lost River Elementary Fall Festival, other construction and landscaping projects, and more.

For more information on Reach Week, visit hillvue.com/reach.