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2009-05-14 / Community News

Thorndale Churches Host M.P.A.C.T.

The second week in June, Thorndale will become home to about 250 youth from all denominations and churches from around the state. Several local churches including, St. John Lutheran, Pleasant Retreat Methodist, Mount Zion Baptist, San Gabriel Baptist, San Gabriel Christian and First Baptist Church of Thorndale will have youth participating in this event.

The event is called M.P.A.C.T., which stands for "Making People Aware of Christ's Truth." The mission of MPACT is "to help local churches share God's love in practical ways through service to the elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged residents of the community at no cost." The way these youth will meet their mission is by going out in teams in the local community painting homes, doing minor repairs, yard work, or clean up tasks.

In order to help fund this event, Schwan's Home Service has agreed to hold a "Truckload" fundraising event at the Thorndale First Baptist Church parking lot on Saturday, May 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Schwan's catalogs for the event can be picked up at local merchants in Thorndale or you can contact Deana Caffey at 512-898-5189 or 512-898-0421 to request one.

If your freezer is already full but you would still like to participate in this worthwhile event; gift certificates can be purchased from Schwan's by calling 1-888-413-0003 option 2 and using campaign #20313.

Of course you can also come by on Saturday the 16th and purchase your items straight off the truck. For individuals who place pre-orders your items will be all together and ready to purchase that day so all you have to do is come by and get them. This is a great way to support your local youth groups while also filling your freezers with some great food.

Everyone is invited so spread the word and if you have any questions about this fundraising event or M.P.A.C.T. please contact Deana Caffey at 512-898-5189 or 512-898-0421. Let's come out and help our youth make an M.P.A.C.T. in our community.

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