World Changers brings a group of 110 high school and college students and adult volunteers to Pine Bluff to work on projects ranging from prepping and painting homes, power washing, cleaning and cleaning up trash, building wheelchair ramps and various other acts of community service.
The band will be in town Monday through Saturday. They will work with several churches throughout Pine Bluff and will stay at First Baptist Church Pine Bluff.
These projects are being done in cooperation with the Town of Pine Bluff and the Department of Economic and Community Development, according to a news release.
World Changers come to Pine Bluff from all over South Central. This summer, thousands of college students and adult volunteers signed up to participate in dozens of World Changers projects across the United States.
“We welcome World Changers back to Pine Bluff,” said First Baptist Church pastor Ken Thornton. “They’ve been here three or four times over the years, most recently in 2019. Working in our community is a way of demonstrating that high school and college students can get out of their comfort zone, work hard, and help people. others. These students cover their own expenses to come to Pine Bluff and help us. World Changers attendees learn and exemplify what it truly means to serve others. We thank World Changers for returning to Pine Bluff, as well as the Town of Pine Bluff for their wonderful assistance and guidance in this community effort.We also thank our community churches for their assistance in this townwide awareness action.
According to Pastor Thornton, World Changers had been scheduled to come to Pine Bluff for the past two years but were unable to due to covid-19.
“The students and adults who participate in World Changers are truly one of the best examples of people who have a desire to serve and grow in their ability to meet the needs of communities,” he said.