If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion—how can God’s love be in that person? Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.
1 John 3:17-18 (NLT).
For us at Bridges our location is more than just an address, it is our place in this community. We have a responsibility to love our community and to demonstrate genuine compassion. This event is a great way to practice what we preach. On October 21 from 9am-12pm, Bridges Community Church will be scattered around Fremont to serve our community in practical acts of compassion and generosity.
We have 3 great projects we are working on this Impact Day.
Bike Repair Clinic @ Compassion Network – 39155 Liberty Street
For this clinic we are going to be doing some Frankenstein style bike building. All the volunteers will be broken up into teams and be challenged to build the best bike, for a homeless individual, from the bikes in the shed. Our primary goal for this Impact Day is to get kids bike ready to give away for Christmas time.
Home Beautification @ 4761 Central Avenue
The goal of The Home Beautification Project is to overwhelm our neighbors with the love of Jesus, lived out in our volunteers. In the course of three short hours our volunteers can transform a property. Last spring we had the opportunity to serve one of our neighbors. We removed a ton of landscaping debris and painted the house. That was phase one. We are going back for phase two. Our plan is to do the detailed house painting, install gutters and do some light landscaping.
Tri-City Food Bank @ 37350 Joseph Street
Over the past year we have helped the Tri-City Food Bank transform their warehouse into a beautiful marketplace experience, bringing dignity and choice for the clients and a fulfilling experience for the volunteers. For this project, we will install Plexiglass tops to the produce tables.