Residents give Morgantown a makeover

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV) - Volunteers from the Morgantown Church of Christ are spending their Sunday helping people around them. The "Morgantown Makeover Project" is a part of the church's annual community service projects that take place all over the city.

Stacy Lowe is the Ministries Coordinator at the church. She said that their goal is to spread the love throughout the town.

"We have all been blessed very richly, and we just want to pass that on to others," Lowe said. "So, we try every year to find as many projects as we can where we'll be able to be the most help."

Everyone who helped out today had their own job. From pulling weeds, to shoveling gravel, even painting. Matt Lowe, a minister at the church, said that it wouldn't be possible without them.

"We have over 100 people working today, so it's not a one or two person job," Lowe explained. "There are so many people who give time, money, and make donations."

This group also assisted a Sabraton woman install a new railing and steps to get to her home. She said that she is very grateful for their hard work.

"I think it's wonderful, I just love it because I've been wanting a sidewalk for a long time," Rose Shinaberry said. "When Judy called me and told me they were going to do my sidewalk, I was so happy."

From Monday until Thursday, volunteers from this church will be traveling to Clendenin, West Virginia to help people that were affected by last year's flooding. Richard Moore is one of the people that will be going.

"We're going to be working on two houses," Moore said. "We're going to be delivering around 60 food boxes to children in that area that just don't have enough to eat."

The Morgantown Church of Christ does numerous community service activities every year. For more information, visit morgantowncoc.org.