Church Groups Doing House Project

Volunteers will be climbing ladders ready to paint in Chatham home repair. Aug 13, 2015 (Photo by Simon Crouch)

About 40 volunteers from two Chatham churches are spending the next two days doing repairs and maintenance on a Jeffrey St. home.

Barb Sargent, coordinator of the Backyard Mission, says it’s the seventh year volunteers have helped out a local home owner.

“This year we are going to be replacing eavestroughs, we are going to be painting and scraping and fixing up a porch, taking down a shed (and) doing general cleanup,” she says. “We have to judge it by what we can do in two days and what is doable for our congregations.”

First Presbyterian Church and First Christian Reformed Church team up for the work which will be carried out today and tomorrow.

They will wrap up with a joint church service at First Presbyterian Church Sunday morning at 10am.