The following article appeared on Wednesday, August 29, in the Woodford County (Illinois) News Bulletin:
By Legal Record Webmaster
EUREKA – The third Operation Inasmuch project, sponsored by Eureka Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), was held on a very warm Saturday, Aug. 4, in Eureka.
Members and friends of ECC and St. Luke’s Catholic Church were sent out to complete work projects for 15 homeowners who either could not afford or physically complete repair work on their homes.
Applications for projects were taken by the church, and site evaluators screened the requested work to be sure it met the skills of church members and could be completed in one day.
Work included trimming bushes and trees, painting fences, porch and step repair, doorbell installation and other tasks. Other teams working at the church made shawls and walker bags for local nursing homes residents, prepared food for the work teams and cleaned the kitchen, and guided younger members of the congregation in crafts and singing for nursing home residents.
All work was completed free of charge. Funding, food, and supplies for the event were provided by individual donations, as well as the Eureka Area United Fund, Eureka IGA, Cornerstone Restaurant, Eureka Casey’s General Store.
Begun at Snyder Memorial Baptist Church in Fayettville, NC in 1995, Operation Inasmuch is “one great day of ministry to people in need by church members.” It is based on Matthew 25:40–“Truly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these, my friends, you did it to me.”