The Burton Bridge Ministry is teaming up with partner Lutheran churches and area volunteers to complete minor home repairs and yard clean-up around Burton.

The ministry is partnering with Greenvine Emmanuel Lutheran Church, St. Paul Lutheran Church of Rehburg and Zion Lutheran Church for “God’s Work.  Our Hands.”  The community service day is set for Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, with a tentative date of Saturday, October 2nd to finish work if needed.

Group projects planned for Saturday include removing yard debris, painting accessibility ramps, installing skirting, building a front porch, shoring up a sagging bathroom, and pressure-washing a church.

Volunteers will meet in the grassy area of the Roy Winkler Family Pavilion on the grounds of the Texas Cotton Gin Museum.  Volunteers will sign a waiver and receive maps to the work sites.  They are asked to wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts, along with work gloves and closed-toe shoes.  Small tools such as shovels, hoes and rakes will help with debris removal.

The ministry still needs volunteers to bring wheelbarrows, trailers and pressure washers, as well as people to check in workers and take water, sodas and snacks to the work sites.

Contributions were provided by several community donors: Haven Blakey LLC, for bulldozer work; Texas Commercial Waste, free rental on a 30-yard dumpster; True Blue Animal Rescue, donated dog kennels; and Woodmen Life, underwriting paint.

To learn more, or to volunteer, call 979-337-3730 or email burtonbridgeministry@gmail.com.

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