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Adopt-A-Block on mission to improve Indianapolis

Posted at 9:38 PM, Mar 08, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- An Indianapolis church ministry is on a mission to improve neighborhoods one block at a time.

Adopt-A-Block strives to help everyone, but it pays special attention to senior citizens. Irvin Jones, 78, is one of those who got a helping hand.

"It is wonderful," he said. "A lot of elderly can't get around. They can't lean over to do this and that. It is just a wonderful ministry, and I really appreciate them."

Adopt-A-Block has focused the last Saturdays on the 500 block of North Tremont Street by going door-to-door offering assistance from 10 a.m. – noon.

"I believe the church over the last 100 years had the mindset that people are supposed to come to them," said Pastor Michael Woods. "That's never what God intended. He wants us to go. Go ye therefore. That's what we do. We go. No matter how big or small the need may be, we meet it."

In addition to helping residents with chores and maintenance, Adopt-A-Block also addresses healthcare. The Eskenazi Mobile Clinic brings a doctor and other personnel to the block ready to serve.

Adopt-A-Block hopes residents who receive assistance will in turn volunteer to help others.

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