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Church volunteers renovate Boys & Girls Club

CARLSBAD — An army of North Coast Church volunteers descended upon the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s Village Branch on Oct. 25, ready to make a difference.
As part of the North Coast Church Weekend of Service, more than 5,000 volunteers tackled more than 100 community service projects. Sporting shirts that proclaimed “The Church Has Left The Building,” the group that volunteered at the Village Branch were equipped with paint, cleaning supplies, floor and ceiling tiles, a power washer and an array of tools to get the job done.
“What a cool thing to do,” Holly Jenkins, unit director of the Village Branch, said. “The improvements the volunteers made and the time they have given to this project is amazing, and will be very much appreciated by our members and staff. We are so grateful for their time and energy.”
Project leaders assembled teams and methodically tackled each project on the club’s “Wish List.” By Sunday evening, the clubhouse was sparkling — fresh coats of paint covered many of the walls, new flooring was laid, new screens and blinds adorned windows and the sidewalk and patio were power washed. When Sunday afternoon rolled around, a tired yet happy group of people surveyed their accomplishments.
“This is what it’s all about,” Project Leader Curtis Kellogg said. “Getting out and sharing God’s love thorough service to our communities.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad has played an integral role in the Carlsbad community since 1952, providing programs and services to thousands of young people. Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad invites residents to tour their Clubhouse, and see how lives are changed on a daily basis. For more information, call (760) 729-0207, e-mail, or visit