Annette Kirk has been in her Dalton home for 42 years, raised her family there, and this week received some much-needed renovations on her house thanks to volunteers with the Dalton Area Project.
This is the first time in a long time, said Kirk, 69, of the renovations. Its been needed, but I just didnt have the means to do it.
The Dalton Area Project is a student-led, adult-supported mission effort through Dalton First United Methodist Church that was started four years ago.
The vision of DAP is to help a lot of people hurting in our own hometown, said Nate Juvinall, director of youth ministries at the church. Oftentimes as Christians we go off to other places in the world, which is very important, but we are called to love our neighbor and I take that very serious.
Juvinall said its important that students learn at an early age the importance of helping neighbors right next door to us as well.
This year there are more than 200 youth volunteers and 300 adults from Alabama, Germany, Georgia and Kentucky in town for the effort that began on Friday and continues through Wednesday. Volunteers are working on 15 projects spread throughout Whitfield County and ...