Making a difference — 1 house at a time

Champlin church remodels city block

 

By Megan Hopps
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Dozens of volunteers worked to repaint one of the houses during Riverway’s annual Block of Blessing.

Champlin’s Riverway Church hosted its sixth annual Block of Blessing event Sunday, July 30.

Out with the old and in with the new. Riverway Church chose the 112th and 111th 1/2 blocks of Douglas Avenue in Champlin as the designated location to makeover for their annual Block of Blessing event Sunday, July 30. Here, volunteers work to remove old roofing materials and prepare to lay new shingles. (Photo by Megan Hopps)

Block of Blessing is a day each year when Riverway Church adopts an entire city block and gives it a giant makeover. Nearly 200 volunteers spent their time fixing up the 112th and 111th 1/2 blocks of Douglas Avenue in Champlin — doing everything from home repairs to landscaping.
“We love block of blessing, this is such a great thing that our church does every year,” Riverway Church volunteer Sheila Price said. “The neighbors are just awesome and they really love what we do.”
Volunteers worked from 8:30 a.m. into the evening cleaning gutters, replacing landscape rock, planting flowers, painting siding, repairing fences, laying mulch and wood chips, thinning trees, clearing shrubs and so much more. The church is able to complete this giant makeover with donated materials and supplies.
“I’ve heard a lot of people who we helped last year are paying it forward this year,” Price said. “To Champlin, we love you.”
To learn more about Riverway Church and the annual Block of Blessing visit: riverwaychurch.com/#/community/block-of-blessing