Volunteers for CareFest like to say they're not just singing Kumbaya, they're demonstrating God's love in a practical way.
Led by the nonprofit Somebody Cares Tampa Bay, CareFest is an annual community service day, and the group needs volunteers for the Sept. 29, multiple-project effort. Working with different municipalities, the faith-based group works to help needy residents repair their homes and eliminate code violations.
Somebody Cares was established in 1997, and its mission is "unifying and empowering God's people as a caring community to transform Tampa Bay"
For CareFest, it welcomes participation from individuals, businesses and especially churches to complete minor repairs, handle yard work and paint homes. It will look to repair 50 homes throughout Hillsborough County, including more than a dozen in Plant City, one of its newest territories.
To view needs or adopt a home, go to carefestusa.com.