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Posted on: June 20, 2016

[ARCHIVED] World Changers Hit the Ground Running in Fort Pierce

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The City of Fort Pierce is excited to announce the arrival of our 2016 World Changers volunteers! More than 200 students will be in Fort Pierce this week to work as "World Changers" on a variety of assignments ranging from painting 15 homes to collecting food for local food banks.

This summer, World Changers projects will take place in more than 75 cities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Following a six-session "how-to" study that participants complete before coming, students serving Fort Pierce will hit the ground running. Students paid $280 to volunteer in the Fort Pierce work week.

"The City of Fort Pierce is honored to partner with the World Changers organization in its 26th summer of operation," said Mayor Linda Hudson. "To date, World Changers have volunteered for 16 summers in Fort Pierce and completed over 450 projects."

The World Changers initiative is in partnership with the City of Fort Pierce, who provides paint and supplies needed to complete the 15 homes and food for a neighborhood block party that will be held during the week. Area churches provide housing and meals for the volunteers. Many local businesses also participate by donating supplies and materials.

The World Changers organization is sponsored by the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. World Changers began with a focus on involving senior high youth in hands-on missions. Since its beginning in 1990, World Changers has been committed to offering first-rate mission experiences. World Changers has expanded every year. It now offers a variety of projects for all ages.

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