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April 9, 2014

ACTS announces Service Surge

A Call To Serve (ACTS) Ministries of Iowa has announced that its annual Service Surge will be held in multiple communities on the same day scheduled for May 10, 2014, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. (The rain date is scheduled for June 7, 2014.) Volunteers will gather at a rally point, to be determined by each community, to check in that morning before splitting into project work groups for the day. Each participant needs to register online at Sign up will be available in April by community and by project. This will be ACTS’ eighth Service Surge in the last six years. “The Service Surge is an excellent opportunity for both individuals and families to serve in their local area. And with a variety of service options across multiple communities, participants can choose something that closely matches their interests and skill set,” said board member Joel Bennett.

The Service Surge hosted by ACTS last year was located in Pella, Knoxville, Oskaloosa, Melcher, Ottumwa and Chariton and it engaged three hundred plus volunteers. “It is a small time commitment with a huge impact on the community,” said Service Coordinator, Breanne Patel. Most of the projects will be focused around painting, clean-up, landscaping, and other home repair items. All volunteers are welcome regardless of age, skill level, or faith background. General labor, hospitality, photo/videographer, and prayer roles are all available. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information about the event, go to

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