Men United Club seeks new members - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Men United Club seeks new members

"Kids Day At The Park" event "Kids Day At The Park" event
SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - A non-profit group out of Sylvester is looking to recruit new members to help serve the community. 

Men United Club founder Larry Johnson says his passion is serving the people of Sylvester by giving back in ways that can not only improve relationships with the youth, but build strong bonds with law enforcement. 

One program the group is attempting to expand is their gang prevention. Johnson says gang activity is growing in surrounding counties and wants to work with officials to help keep the city safe. Men United Club currently has 16 members but are looking to recruit several more, some of the duties would involve event planning and fundraising.

"To get with other kids and seniors in town, take your time with people, sometimes people just want someone to talk with," Johnson said. 

The club was formed 10 years ago and is considered to be a strong staple of Sylvester with over dozen service programs.

Programs include: after school education for youth, senior citizen assistance, cancer awareness, feed the community, and the popular "Kids Day At The Park," where they help generate positive images and role models for children. 

"They do a lot of positive things, when you can recruit more members you are able to do more stuff and even do it on a large scale," Brooks Church chairperson Randy Hill said.

Brooks Baptist Church is one of several organizations Men United has been involved with. Hill encourages their work.

"I can see where it's going, probably this time in the near future I'll probably be a member," Hill continued.

A Go-Fund-Me page has been created by the club, their goal is set at $1,000. All the funds will go toward helping their after school activities as well as spread across the city of Sylvester with local projects.

To help, click here

For membership and additional information visit MenUnited Club Facebook page. 

Copyright 2015 WALB. All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • FIRST ALERT: Subtropical Storm Alberto gets stronger

    FIRST ALERT: Subtropical Storm Alberto gets stronger

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:29 PM EDT2018-05-28 02:29:36 GMT
    Subtropical storm Alberto will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week. (Source: WALB)Subtropical storm Alberto will bring rain to Southwest Georgia the rest of this week and into next week. (Source: WALB)

    As Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the Gulf coast, it has strengthened over the Gulf of Mexico. 

    More >>

    As Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the Gulf coast, it has strengthened over the Gulf of Mexico. 

    More >>
  • Thomas County prepares for heavy rains and flooding

    Thomas County prepares for heavy rains and flooding

    Sunday, May 27 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-05-28 02:25:33 GMT
    Thomas County Fire Dept., EMS and Sheriff's Office is preparing for heavy rains, flooding and the worse case scenario. (Source: WALB)Thomas County Fire Dept., EMS and Sheriff's Office is preparing for heavy rains, flooding and the worse case scenario. (Source: WALB)

    As the potential for heavy rains and isolated flooding increases, Thomas County emergency services have begun planning for a worse case scenario.  ..

    More >>

    As the potential for heavy rains and isolated flooding increases, Thomas County emergency services have begun planning for a worse case scenario.  ..

    More >>
  • Thomas Co. offers free sandbags to residents in low lying areas

    Thomas Co. offers free sandbags to residents in low lying areas

    Sunday, May 27 2018 9:56 PM EDT2018-05-28 01:56:45 GMT
    Tomas County officials prepare sandbags for residents in low lying homes. (Source: WALB)Tomas County officials prepare sandbags for residents in low lying homes. (Source: WALB)
    Tomas County officials prepare sandbags for residents in low lying homes. (Source: WALB)Tomas County officials prepare sandbags for residents in low lying homes. (Source: WALB)

    Thomas County has been working all weekend to help community members prepare for the storm.  One way they're doing that is offering free sandbags for people who live in low lying areas that hold a lot of water.  

    More >>

    Thomas County has been working all weekend to help community members prepare for the storm.  One way they're doing that is offering free sandbags for people who live in low lying areas that hold a lot of water.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly