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150+ take part in Helping Hands Mission Camp

More than 150 young people and adults spent last week scattered across Gloucester County, completing 25 different projects for residents in need. Participants in the 12th annual Helping Hands Mission Camp endured extreme temperatures, working on projects ranging from constructing wheelchair ramps to rebuilding porches.

Helping Hands director Terry Stacey said the weeklong camp is a Christ-centered, youth-focused, multi-denominational community service mission to help the citizens of Gloucester who need home repairs to make their houses warmer, drier and safer.

She said the camp is focused around Matthew 25:40: “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’”

According to Stacey, the camp was formed in 2005 by three friends from two churches in the county in the aftermath of Hurricane Isabel. “Our desire was and continues to be to help citizens of Gloucester who need home repa...

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