During National Volunteer Week (April 15 – 21), Odessa residents have an opportunity to join a local volunteer team making a difference in children’s lives around the world in Jesus’ Name.
Each year approximately 150,000 U.S. volunteers help transform empty shoeboxes into tangible expressions of God’s love by packing them with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items. Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, partners with local churches worldwide to deliver these gifts to children suffering from poverty, natural disaster, war, terror, disease and famine. For many of these children, this is the first gift they have ever received.
“National Volunteer Week is a great time to consider how you can be a part of sharing the love of Christ with children in need around the world,” said Matt McClelland, an Operation Christmas Child regional director who oversees the Odessa area. “Without our team of dedicated volunteers, we could not reach millions of children each year with the hope of the Gospel.”
If you are interested in joining a local team or applying for a leadership opportunity in the Odessa area, visit tinyurl.com/ydd8yed5.