[USA NEWS] Church volunteers help paint houses for Keep Vinton Beautiful_WMSCOG
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VILLAGE OF VINTON, Texas – Volunteers from World Mission Society Church of God lent a helping hand Sunday to keep Vinton beautiful.
The mission of Keep Vinton Beautiful is to encourage Village of Vinton residents to take responsibility for the improvement of the community’s environment. Sunday, 20 people from a local church, took the time to literally paint the town.
“Everyone is very joyful, always smiling, always laughing when they’re working,” Uriel Acuna, Jr. said. The church group donated four hours painting.
“We really appreciate churches like the Church of God that are taking their time, like today on Sunday, instead of being with their families to come in and help us make a better community,” KVB member Anibal Olague said.
KVB is sponsored by the Village of Vinton and is working towards becoming a non profit. The organization established by city council in 2007 provided the paint and supplies. Members do events year round, such as trash-offs and river cleanups.
“Keep Vinton Beautiful has received awards numerous awards for their efforts in environmental, green building and other efforts to educate the public,” Olague said.
“Church members get very happy when they know they can help. They like to share the love of God with everyone. They like to help their community a lot,” Acuna said.
Houses painted Sunday were picked from a list of applicants. Olague said only those with low income were chosen to receive aid. Sunday’s help provided to the homeowners was part of Keep Vinton Beautiful’s Helping Hand Initiative. Volunteers assist elderly, disabled and low income homeowners spruce up the exterior of their homes.