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posted: 7/28/2014 9:35 AM

Calvary Church sends 1,000 volunteers to serve community

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By Sarah Dawes
Calvary Church

Roughly 1,000 volunteers from Calvary Church in Naperville will go into 16 sites around the community to perform cleanup projects Aug. 2 and 3.

Aurora sites where the volunteers will serve include: Gates Elementary, Oak Park Elementary, Bardwell Elementary, Beaupre Elementary, Hermes Elementary, Johnson Elementary, Krug Elementary, Mutual Ground, Aurora Animal Control, Wayside Cross Urban Youth Ministry and Gigi's Playhouse.

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Additional sites around the community include Ready, Set, Ride Therapeutic Recreation Facility in Plainfield; Community Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Naperville; Sweet Charity Resale in Montgomery; and Morning Star Mission in Joliet.

Tasks at each job site may include painting, landscaping and cleaning. These projects will be done from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

As an extension of this effort, Calvary Church members are donating backpacks filled with supplies for students in need. These backpacks will go to the following schools: Fischer Middle School, Georgetown Elementary, Gombert Elementary, Still Middle School and Waubonsie Valley High School.

The project is part "All Things New," a churchwide initiative to lead others to the good news of the God who makes all things new.

For information about the project, visit www.calvarynaperville.org/allthingsnew.

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