Volunteers pay it forward with community outreach projects
A local church group is paying it forward this week by helping out people in need in various northern Michigan communities.
"It's really nice because we are able to do things that they are either not able to or being pressured to do and it's just nice we can get back to other," Volunteer Megan Grohnke explained.
A team of 40 people from two different downstate churches have traveled to Lake Louise in Charlevoix County.
They are spending this week in Charlevoix and Otsego counties working on simple home repairs to help out families in need.
"Michigan has been hurting financially we have a lot of people in our own state that need help so we figured why not have the mission teams come here and help our people," Lake Louise program specialist Hillary Thurston-Cox said.
They will also be restructuring a few decks, helping demolish a home destroyed by fire, and building wheelchair ramps.