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Local church helps community by providing services

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - For years Southwest Church of Christ has been "Overflowing Jonesboro". Helping people with home repair, yard work and prayer for those in the community, but this year they've added something new.

"Since we had some medical and dental talents and have such a good health system here in Jonesboro, we decided to provide some medical services," said Doug Maglothin, member and family physician.

Both St. Bernards and NEA Baptist were there to offer their services to the community.

"People can get lab work done, check their height, their weight, their blood pressure," said member and St. Bernards administrator Michael Givens. "We also have stroke screening."

However, it didn't stop there. Dental services were also available for all ages, and woman received free breast exams.

"We brought our mobile mammography unit to do screenings for the public," said Givens.

Although there were new projects added this year, it was still important to continue the tradition of fixing homes for those who needed it most.

"The particular project I'm working on, the city was close to condemning the property," said member and project leader Jeff Fielder.

With the help of members raising $2,000 and donations from JT White lumber company, they were able to gather all the materials and tools needed to fix the house.

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