The Taylorville Kiwanis Club heard about the Missions for Taylorville organization, during their weekly luncheon Tuesday.
Ed Legg is coordinator of Missions for Taylorville, which is a non-profit organization that organizes volunteers in June and September of each year, to help Taylorville homeowners that don’t have the money, or can’t physically do the work, to do repairs around their home.
Legg said the idea for the organization came from the late Chris Wilson in 2009.
Wilson’s idea became reality in 2010 with one community-wide work day, and expanded to 2 work days in 2016.
Legg added that all work is done by volunteers, and the organization raises money or asks for donated material so that all material used is free to the homeowner.
Legg told the Kiwanis Club that those helped by the Missions for Taylorville group, do not need to belong to any church, and that the Missions group itself is non-denominational.
You can find information about the organization by going to their Facebook page, or on-line at missionsfortaylorville-dot-org.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is part of global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium. For information on the club, go to taylorvillekiwanis.com.