Hundreds of volunteers needed for 6th Mission Blitz

Concord United Methodist Church is hosting its 9th Annual Mission Blitz Friday, Jan. 13, through Monday, Jan. 16, with 24 service opportunities and a need for hundreds of volunteers.

The event kicks off from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13, with the first of two Crop Drops on church grounds, 11020 Roane Drive. Volunteers will separate, bag and weigh 21,000 pounds of sweet potatoes. A second Crop Drop is from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 14.

Additional projects include: outdoor projects at Cedar Bluff school; help at the church’s Thrift Store; making pillowcases for Linus Blankets; gift-making for first responders; praying over beds at Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries; treat- and soup-making; two opportunities to pack 20,000 meals for Operation Insasmuch; and working at the Wesley House.

Other such projects include: visiting shut-ins; working in the church’s garden; Valentine card making; cleaning up along Campbell Station Road (Adopt-A-Mile); Greenway cleanup along Turkey Creek near Anchor Park; and work on the church’s most recent Habitat for Humanity house.

Each project has a different number of volunteers needed.

“These projects provide opportunities to love our neighbors by feeding others, cleaning up the community, building, sewing and much more,” CUMC Missions director Jane Currin said.

“We are all called to be the hands and feet of Christ. Persons of all ages and skill levels are invited to serve,” she added.

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