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Hundreds of volunteers prepare local schools for returning students

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ROANOKE (WSLS 10) -The community rolled up their sleeves to help prepare five local schools prepare for students return to class.

Over three hundred volunteers from Roanoke and Salem came out today for the "Takin it to the schools" service project.

Volunteers helped organize school supplies, as well as did any painting or touch up work needed.

They also worked to clean up school playgrounds -- making sure the school looks nice for the new school year.

The service project was organized by fellowship community church. Pastor at Southwest Campus Church John Sharp brought his children to help with the event. He says it's an important activity for the community to get involved in.

"Teachers can teach best, students can learn best in a clean, happy environment, so we want kids to have a blast in the playground. We also believe that serving should be part of the fabric of us as human beings," Sharpe said.

Volunteers worked to clean up Burlington Elementary,Oak Grove Elementary, GW Carver Elementary, Glenvar Middle School, and Fairview Elementary.


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