Members from area churches took to the streets of Seymour on Saturday to meet needs of residents in local neighborhoods.
Churches from all over Jackson County came together to take part in the Thousand Ten Project, a program started last year by Rick Wilson of Matthew 25 Street Ministries.
The plan for the project is to bring together 1,000 people, all with $10 in their pocket.
“I thought, ‘What kind of difference could we make in the community with $10,000?’” Wilson said.
He at first was hesitant because the idea seemed a little far-fetched, but he took his idea to two of the biggest churches in Seymour as a test run to see if they would participate.
“I knew if it was my idea it wouldn’t work,” Wilson said. “But if it was God’s idea, I knew he could make it happen.”
Wilson said he gained the support of those churches immediately and decided to move ahead with the project. Last year close to 700 people participated in the project and donated almost $15,000 to the community.
This year they did their best to make the project even bigger.
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