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Area youth groups lend a helping hand

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March 1, 2008

Albany -- The city of Albany got a helping hand Saturday from hundreds of local youth group members that spent their day giving back.

Young adults from numerous local churches took part in service projects across the city. It's part of an event called Disciple Now hosted by Gillionville Baptist Church. Dozens of teens gathered outside of Albany High School this afternoon to hand out 5,000 pounds of food in an effort to fight against local hunger.

"We've a lot of cars drive up and the kids have just been giving it out. We've had a real good response. Then we're going to go out into the community and give the rest out," says Jay Sharpe with Gillionville Baptist Church.

Along with the food drive, this group of young volunteers was involved with a beautifitcation project on the Ground of Girls Inc. on Park Place.

A separate food drive was held at World Vision on Gordon Avenue while another group helped to cleanup graffitti outside Isabella Elementary School. Saturday night Disciple Now will host a large group worship at Gillionville Baptist Church.

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