Hundreds gather for Monte Sano Day of Service

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – More than 220 people got their hands dirty on Sunday morning in an effort to help others. Through 15 different service projects, volunteers took part in the Monte Sano Day of Service. The work began at 10:00 a.m.

The day started with a worship service at 9:00 a.m. at Monte Sano United Methodist Church located at 601 Monte Sano Boulevard SE in Huntsville. Following the service, volunteers split up into groups and went out into the community. Sundays projects included:

  • Building eight solar panels to go to Haiti for light and charging stations
  • Packing more than 10,000 meals for distribution around the world by Stop Hunger Now
  • Repair, building and cleaning projects at local homes, agencies and a state park
  • Hispanic health screenings at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
  • Assembling health kits that will be used in times of natural disaster
  • Organizing and cleaning the food pantry at Manna House
  • Lunch preparation and maintenance projects at New Futures Homeless Shelter
  • Writing notes of encouragement for others

Participants did not have to belong to the United Methodist Church nor do they have to worship at any church to get involved in the day of service. There was no cost to help others.

Monte Sano Day of Service is funded in part by a Rethink Church event grant from United Methodist Communications’ Rethink Church initiative as a way to help local UMC churches in their outreach efforts.