One Heart – Many Hands is calling all past, present, and future volunteers to join in a Work & Witness project in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, June 18 to 23, 2017, the week prior to the denomination’s General Assembly and Conventions.
OHMH President George Sisler shared the following update about the project as the deadline for early registration nears:
Since 1993, One Heart – Many Hands has had the privilege to mobilize the best volunteers. Our volunteers have served with us in Indianapolis, Nashville, San Antonio, Columbus, Philadelphia, Orlando, Kansas City, Mexico, and Cuba. It's amazing what we have been able to accomplish through the power of volunteers!
Over the last two decades, as we planned for a One Heart – Many Hands project, people would look at us like we were a little crazy. When we told them we were going to be involved in over 100 projects within one week, with over 2,000 volunteers, folks really didn't believe us. Other times our volunteers worked in communities serving and helping build bridges of hope as we have done in Cuba for the past three years.
Our project in Indianapolis this summer will be no exception. We’ll work on the typical projects that our volunteers are accustomed to like roof repairs, installing new bathrooms and kitchens, and painting exteriors of homes. They’ll be increasing the quality of life by improving the homes and communities that people live in.
Once again our project this year is going to seem impossible, but with our volunteers we know we will be able to complete a project of this size. In addition to our traditional projects, this year we are partnering with the Fuller Center. This partnership will last for the next five years, and we’ll work to build 20 homes for those living in the 46201 ZIP code. We are kicking off this partnership this summer by building up to 10 new homes during the week of June 18 through the 23.
The project is perfect for volunteers of all ages and skill levels. The early registration discount ends at the end of the month. As long as registration packets are post marked by January 31, 2017, volunteers are able to register for $195/person. After that date, registration is $225/person.