BENEFITING: Old St Patricks Church
This year's Foundations Worktours will take 66 teens and 16 adult leaders to Detroit, Arkansas and Tennessee to serve, learn, and grow together in faith. THANK YOU for contributing to a fantastic summer!
Participants will partner with Blight Busters, an organization that aims to clean-up and rebuild the Detroit area by performing demolition and construction projects with neighborhood organizations across the city. Blight Busters works with volunteers to paint homes, board up and secure abandoned buildings, and renovate houses to make safe neighborhoods and sustainable housing an option for Detroit residents. While in Detroit, teens will learn about the economic and systemic issues that have lead to the city’s current situation.
Participants will volunteer with Southeast Arkansas Home Rehabilitators, located in McGehee, AR where we will aid in home rehabilitation efforts to the town’s elderly and low income citizens in conjunction with the Catholic, Presbyterian, and Methodist church. While in Arkansas we will take a day trip to Little Rock as well.
Participants will serve with Blount County Habitat for Humanity in Maryville, TN. Throughout the week, teens will help build new homes for this mountain-area affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. The mission of Habitat for Humanity is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.