Volunteers clean up Springfield Boulevard in Brentwood

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- It's a shot in the arm for a community in need.

In the Brentwood community, there were church volunteers who were cleaning the streets and lifting spirits Tuesday afternoon.

They were rolling up their sleeves, mowing yards and helping anyone who asked for it. All for free to help the Brentwood neighborhood feel better.

Eight volunteers used elbow grease among other tools, to clean Springfield Boulevard.

Vaughn Brown, leads the Grateful Church and the church volunteers who were part of Tuesday's group.

"We're addressing the need for the community to feel like it's loved and it's appreciated," Brown said.

In the neighborhood, if you looked around, the signs were clear. Like any other place, the area of Brentwood has its ups and downs. Rosa Siplin remembers when 2 teens were shot just one block away in March.

"I'd say we need it. We need the help, you know, to motivate people," Siplin said.

That is why the volunteers were doing this. They were not seeking glory or fame.

"I don't care about being famous," said volunteer, Joshua Gause. "This isn't about fame. It's about helping people that are in need."

Volunteer, Klifton Davis said. "I hope it's a blessing to them, so they could help out too with their community, also. And have a better relationship with God."

This is part of a 3-day community transformation event partnering with Beach Church Jax during their Serve Jax campaign.


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