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65 Volunteers Help Restore Parsonage for Homeless College Student Housing

Rotarians Come Together with Other Community Volunteers


Last updated 10/2/2019 at 12:15pm

Chevon Baccus

Rotary on the Ridge Vice President Trey Heath

More than 65 volunteers gathered Saturday, Sept. 28 to help renovate a church parsonage to provide a home for homeless students attending Polk State College. A majority of the volunteers were from seven Polk County Rotary Clubs including Rotary on the Ridge, a regional service club that meets in Lake Wales.

The home at 122 Ave Q N.W. in Winter Haven is being leased to the nonprofit Heart 4 Winter Haven by the Living Word of Faith Assembly.

Polk State College will identify students who are living in their cars or have unstable housing, including some who move around and sleep on couches at...

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