Members of 12 local churches will be out in force Sunday morning doing yard work and other tasks for residents as part of The Sixth Annual Great Day of Service.
Sue Witteman explained that the concept was born locally when then First Baptist Church member RobRoy Murray brought the idea from Joplin, Mo.
The idea was born there after the May 2011 Joplin Tornado.
The churches taking part this year are:
• First Baptist Church, whose members will be working on streets First through Fourth from Highland to Hartford; Hazel to Highland and on Eighth Street from Central Ave. to Walnut Ave.
• Eastern Heights Church members will be working on 11th, 12th and 13th streets between South Ave. and Grand Ave.
• Free Will Baptist Church members will be working on West Shirlee Ave on west 14th Street.
• Northeast Baptist Church members will be working on New Life Ministry Trails located on north Kingston Road.
• Foursquare Church members will be working between Ash and Elm and Highland to Grand.
• St. Luke’s Church of the Nazarene will be working Meadow and Kingston.
• First Church of the Nazarene will be working Washington, Lincoln, Perry and Franklin Streets from Grand to South Ave.
• Life Church members will be working Birch, Lake, Osage, Elm and Oak from Grand to South Ave.
The church noted they will not be working on Palm Street because it looked clean and they won’t work Ash because of traffic.
•NewPoint Church members will be working Ash Street east to the railroad tracks and Hartford Ave. south to Emporia.
• Saint Mary’s Catholic Church will be working a yards in the 500 block of South Seventh Street, 700 block of East Ponca Ave., 200 block of South Eighth Street, 300 block of South Eighth Street and 600 block of South Fourth Street.
• Cornerstone Church will be working the Meadowbrook Village Mobile Home and RV Park and members of First Lutheran church will be working a residence in the 800 block of North Fourth Street.