Katy ServeFest 2009
In 2009, our busiest year yet, 3 different work events included over 450 volunteers and over 3000 volunteer hours. Partnering churches were:
Alief Baptist Church of Katy, The Crossings , Epiphany of the Lord Catholic Church, Grace Fellowship UMC, Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church, The Fellowship at Cinco Ranch, Redeemer, Vineyard Church, and Westland Baptist.
Who all worked together to bless the Krause Children’s Center, YMCA’s Camp Cinco and Katy Christian Ministries.
This years projects included landscaping, painting, carpentry, and many other projects, allowing our non-profits to put more of their funding into programs rather than facility improvements. As our desire is to truly impact our community for Christ, this year offered more personal opportunities as well. Some volunteers were able to interact directly with the kids most impacted by these projects. One group went to Williams Elementary to make cards for the troops with the Arc of Katy kids, who often use the YMCA Camp Cinco as part of their weekly activities. Another group, consisting mainly of volunteers from Grand Lakes Presbyterian Church, put on an ice cream social for the kids at the Krause Children’s Center. The staff members mentioned what a joy it was to see the kids so excited about a treat that average kids often take for granted. We plan to continue to offer these opportunities around our ServeFests hoping to use our Good Deeds to promote Good Will to spread the Good News of Jesus. Another addition this year was offering prayer at each site as many from the community show up to work.