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First Baptist Church holds FirstServe weekend, builds Habitat 75th home

September 28, 2011, Clarksville, TN – Members of First Baptist Church, Clarksville, participated in a community service event called FirstServe on the Aug. 25-27 weekend. The purpose of this weekend was to meet immediate physical needs in our downtown, military and college communities.

Motivated by the call of God to His people to “seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you” (Jeremiah 29:7), church members gave of their time, resources and energy to share the love of Jesus with their neighbors.

Projects during the FirstServe weekend included assisting new freshmen as they moved into their dorms at APSU, putting together care packages for redeployed military families and completing beautification projects downtown.

The downtown projects had church members raising walls at a Habitat for Humanity home site, painting, cleaning and providing gift cards to teachers at Norman Smith Elementary School and completing various home repair and improvement projects for residents on Daniel Street and in other areas throughout the city.

— Submitted by Adam Susong



Habitat ReStore helps Hands on Clarksville garner award/grant

September 27, 2011, Clarksville, TN – Hands on Clarksville Awarded National September 11th Day of Service Grant to continue Serve to Remember Program.

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced today that Hands On Nashville’s Hands On Clarksville program has been awarded a $25,000 September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance 10th Anniversary Challenge grant. With these funds, Hands On Clarksville’s 9/11 program, called Serve to Remember, will be supported through 2014.

Hands On Clarksville’s service effort was selected because it connected 890 volunteers with diverse community-enhancing projects between September 1st and 11th, 2011. That’s 48 percent more volunteers than organizers initially anticipated.

Habitat ReStore contributed the volunteer hours by Sabalauski Air Assault School Soldiers from Fort Campbell who prepared the ReStore for painting the following week.

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