Some Upstate teens are using their summer to give back. It’s part of a huge effort between hundreds of volunteers and a couple dozen local churches to help people in the community called “Jerusalem Project.”
About 550 volunteers from 33 churches in Cherokee County are giving their time for various projects like replacing roofs to repainting homes.
“It’s a joyful and prideful experience,” volunteer Mckayla Byars explained, “It’s humbling to know I’m out here helping someone who can’t help themselves or can’t afford to it.”
“Just to give part of my time, for something great like this, just to see a smile on their face to know that the work was done, and all done in the glory of God,” said volunteer Martha Deleon-Shay.
Jerusalem Project has now also spread to Union and Spartanburg Counties.