April 1, 2006 -- 4:50 PM CST
JONESBORO, AR -- Volunteers and church groups lent a helping hand by doing a little spring cleaning to one J
Pastor Scott Voss of J
"We're just trying to make a difference in our community," said Voss. "W e receive a lot from living in this community and we want to make it a better and safer place."
Pastor Mitch Maher of F
"I hope it says to the community that the church is here… really to be externally focused…we look for needs in the community that we can meet," said Maher.
Voss said that he challenges everyone to be a part of Project J
"We want to give back," he said.
Judy Furr, Project Coordinator, said that she was pleased so many people came out to help.
"Today we took a very large area that we didn't think we'd have any chance in getting done, and we are finding that the volunteers came out…they came out and rose to the occasion," said Furr.
Furr said that Project J
"We used to be a front-porch society…where everybody sat on the porch and you knew all of your neighbors," said Furr. "W e're not that way anymore."