FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Tom Newman and other church members of Brookside Church are providing the Shepherd's House with a mini makeover free of charge.
"Our church is sponsoring Engage Sunday where instead of going to normal church services, we go out into the community," Newman said.
Tom Newman and other church members of Brookside Church are providing the Shepherd's House with a mini makeover free of charge.
There are 15 different service projects across the city.
"Today we did the side rails for all three things and some stairs and steps as well," Newman explained.
The boy scouts who are a part of the church earned their plumbing badge not too long ago and Sunday will ensure their painting badge.
"Having a team definitely makes it more interesting because we've all bonded with each other enough and we all know each other," Youth leader for the scout troop Korbin Reust said.
Tracey Barr, one of the house managers for the Shepherd's House, said volunteers are one of the most valuable things to have at the facility and without them the revamping of the wheelchair ramps probably would've had to wait a little while for a new paint job.
"When we're taking care of people and they help us take care of the building it really works well," she said.
Barr also said it helps the veterans at the Shepherd's House feel appreciated as well.
The volunteers plan on finishing this week by painting the floors on the ramps weather permitting.
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