October 22, 2017

What is CO2017?  
Community Outreach 2017 (CO2017) is an  effort of Walnut Ridge Baptist Church (WRBC) to help address two needs in our community; first, to help struggling property owners make necessary yard maintenance and home repairs and secondly to “do our part” to help beautify our communities streets, parks, and vacant lots by removing debris and unauthorized dumping.  By mobilizing community and church volunteers, we aim to strengthen, grow and revitalize our community one property and one family at a time.

Lending a Helping Hand
Many families with health issues or fixed incomes have no choice but to skip necessary yard maintenance and home repairs just to make ends meet.   Likewise, city governments are strapped to meet all the needs of their constituents.   With a thousand volunteers, CO2017 will help many of these families and help reduce the burden on our city staff.  No experience is required, just the desire to help someone during their time of need.  An amazing amount of work can and will be accomplished when we work together.

How can you help?
Volunteer, customize a service project, sponsor

When and where is it?
The event is planned for Sunday morning, October 22, from 8:15 am to 12:00 pm.  All volunteers will meet at the Mansfield Campus or West Campus for a light breakfast and instructions.  Teams will then proceed into our community.

8:15am    Breakfast @ WRBC
8:40am     Worship Rally
9:00am     Depart to Projects

How to sign up?
Sign up at WRBC on Sunday morning in the foyer.  Tables with various volunteer opportunities will be set up until October 15. Any last minute participants who show up on October 22 will be assigned to fill in areas as needed.  Limited spaces for some volunteer teams/service areas.  Sign up early!

Need Childcare?
WRBC will provide childcare for children birth-2yrs.  Please RSVP during sign ups.

What if I cannot participate?
WRBC will have one worship service at the Mansfield Campus at 9:15am on Sunday, October 22, for those unable to participate in CO2017 Service Projects.

Want more info?
Contact: Jerry Ritchie
P: 817-473-1461