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Lubbock Christian University students carry a wall panel as part of their volunteer work Saturday afternoon during the university’s Collide student organization event. (Photo by Adam D. Young, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, via lubbockonline.com)

The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports:

In three hours Saturday afternoon, Lubbock’s Link Ministries nonprofit had more than 1,200 man hours of heavy lifting, sweeping, paint removal and cleaning assistance, thanks to college students.
As part of Lubbock Christian University’s annual Collide student-led community service event, more than 400 students came together to help transform several acres of cotton gins, warehouses and storage units into facilities for at-risk children and the homeless.
“God is just blessing us,” a smiling Les Burrus, executive director of Link Ministries, told a mass of students circled around him in prayer.
“We’re just praying this will be hallowed ground. It is incredible to get this place cleaned up and looking good.”

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