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‘Make a Difference’ Community Mission Day planned

Published: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 9:40 a.m. CDT

People can help make a positive difference in their community.

Twice this summer, on the last Saturdays in June and August, there is an invite to participate as the community all comes together to support an organization in that needs our help.

The first “Make a Difference” Community Mission Day will be Saturday, June 28.

There will be painting of the exterior of the main building of Restoration Ranch, located east of town off Airport Road (2746 Kansas Street).

Restoration Ranch networks with many individuals, agencies, churches and organizations in the community to provide the spiritual, physical, emotional and mental health needs of each person who comes to them yearning for a fresh start in life.

Their goal is to give those who come to them every opportunity to succeed and restore positive lives which contribute and build up the community.

In a recent response to the gift of an 1,800 square-foot portable building by the hospital, which will soon be moved to the Ranch site as a much needed “bunk house”, Restoration Ranch director Michelle Davis said, “This wonderful gift from the hospital is going to benefit the entire community by building up the lives of people who have never been able to contribute to the community before … giving them all they need to be contributing members of this community.”

The main building is in need of exterior painting. There is the hope that people can come together as a community to accomplish this Saturday, June 28. Many thanks to Osceola Farm and Home for giving a discount on paint, and to Highway Lumber for their donation of painting supplies, such as brushes and dropcloths.

Here’s how you can participate:

1. Go by Osceola Farm and Home and donate one or more gallons of paint (~$38/gal) Tell them it’s for the Mission Day at Restoration Ranch; they know paint specifics.

2. Come help paint. Work will get started by 9 a.m. Saturday, June 28. Bring a lunch if you like. Bring friends and neighbors, also. Come for an hour or the day — or anything in between. 

3. Lend scaffolding or step and/or extension ladders. Call Brad Davis (340-9654) at the ranch if you can lend these.  

If you have other questions about these projects,call Dr. Al Adams 641-931-0567.

Also, save Saturday, Aug. 30 on a calendar for the second “Make a Difference” Community Mission Day.

People will be spending the day at Cross Ministries just north of Osceola. Stay tuned for details.

“Together we can make an amazing difference in people’s lives and in our community!”

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