Bedford Citizen: Bedford residents lend a hand in Appalachia

Two teams from local churches, St. Paul’s Episcopal and First Church of Christ, Congregational, recently returned from mission trips to Appalachian communities where each spent a week repairing homes for families in need.

St. Paul’s team went to Wise County, Va., under the auspices of the Appalachian Service Project. The First Church trip was arranged through the Appalachian South Folklife Center in Pipestem, W. Va.  In each case, the mission trip’s goal was to complete needed repairs to homes while building relationships with volunteers within the region.

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