[October 01, 2012]
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It was a very fine day on Saturday as approximately 600 volunteers
headed out into the
community to do service projects. The mild, 70- to 80-degree
sun-filled day couldn't have
been much better for those performing outdoor work.
Now in its fifth year, Together for Lincoln is a combined effort of
more than 15 area
churches reaching out to share the love of Jesus Christ. TFL
coordinates people needing a
little hand with their home and those who would like to lend a
Approximately 100 projects were on the docket this year, including
painting, basic electrical and plumbing repairs, and ramp
construction. Food drives to
supply local pantries were also conducted at Kroger, Wal-Mart and
Linda Hughes was glad for her new wheelchair
ramp. Hughes' legs are getting weaker. She now uses a scooter to get
around for shopping. The rails and ramp make it safer for her to
walk, and the ramp will be there for chair use if she needs it.
A crew with over 50 ramps under its belt
arrived early in the day, and with this being one of the relatively
simpler ramps, was gone by early afternoon, with most of the workers
moving on to help others.
At another location this busy six-man crew
drew the short straw with a challenge to design a ramp that had to
go up 32 inches. Ramps are built to Americans with Disabilities Act
specs that state for every inch of height, the ramp must be 1 foot
long. If it were built straight, the 32-foot ramp would have
extended into the road.
Working steadily are Lloyd Moore, Jerry Langenbahn, David Riggs,
Jeff Hoinacki, Jim White and site leader Josh Riggs.
This home received three of over 100 windows
that were installed on Saturday. Site leader Matt Fish and Phillip
Jones work on one side of the home.
David Carter works on the other side of
the home, realigning and attaching siding
around a new window.
At the Jefferson Street Christian Fellowship
Hall, Koni Lovett takes a breath after overseeing more than 400
lunch deliveries for volunteers. Lunches were provided by sign-up.
Some site crews sent someone to pick up their lunches at the church,
and others requested delivery to their site.
A united worship service was then celebrated
at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Lincoln Christian
A great weekend is capped as the praise team
leads in worshipping God together.
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