Hundreds of church volunteers help local schools

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Hundreds of volunteers are making the start of a new school year easier for one central Indiana district.

Around 900 people from St. Luke’s Methodist Church in Indianapolis fanned out across the far north side on Saturday to give back. They donated their time at 20 different sites, including a number of schools.

Volunteers at Nora Elementary spent the day landscaping and organizing classrooms.

Church leaders say they targeted areas in Washington Township where the congregation is located.

“This is our day to leave these walls and to really work hard to show this community that we want to be with them in the work that they’re doing to make this a really great place to live,” Jamalyn Peigh Williamson, pastor of outreach at St. Luke’s, said.

The church is making an entire weekend out of its service.

On Sunday, 1,100 Washington Township students will make their way through several rooms to stock up on school supplies, shoes and clothes for the new school year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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