Seven Hills Church ‘Heart the City’ returns to Cincinnati

In 2021, 1,817 volunteers served 11,783 hours at 186 different locations in and around Cincinnati during “Heart the City.”This year during “Heart the City,” volunteers will serve more than 225 organizations through landscaping, painting, organizing, cleaning, and food distribution throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.“We’ve reached out to our community we’ve asked them, what are their needs?” Seven Hills Church outreach coordinator Josiah Nickels said. “We are going to meet them no matter what they are.” That’s the work Seven Hills Church will be taking on this week as the 15th year of Heart the City gets underway. For one week, more than 2,000 volunteers from the Florence-based The congregation will spread out across the region Nikles says, as an army of kindness.“We have 225 unique organizations and individuals are going to be served this coming week and roughly 250 projects from cleaning and painting to restoring a chapel in Crittenden. We are really excited about it. It’s really cool,” Nickles said. These volunteers started the work Sunday morning, packing backpacks for local students. Pastor Kyle Waid says the backpacks will be on time for the begging of the school year.“We have 2,000 backpacks that need to be packed and we will do that at every service and hopefully we will be able to deliver those within the next couple of weeks to all the local schools,” Waid said. From packing basic school supplies to simple labors of love, organizers say Heart the city will share the spirit of a beating heart across the tri-state.“Its very humbling to be a part of a church and a community that prioritizes the needs of others above their own. Its such a beautiful thing. Waid said. “How can I meet the needs of other people? It’s a beautiful thing.”Seven Hills Church is still accepting service requests. An inquiry can be made through the Seven Hills website here or directly to Heart the City, visit here.

In 2021, 1,817 volunteers served 11,783 hours at 186 different locations in and around Cincinnati during “Heart the City.”

This year during “Heart the City,” volunteers will serve more than 225 organizations through landscaping, painting, organizing, cleaning, and food distribution throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

“We’ve reached out to our community we’ve asked them, what are their needs?” Seven Hills Church outreach coordinator Josiah Nickels said. “We are going to meet them no matter what they are.”

That’s the work Seven Hills Church will be taking on this week as the 15th year of Heart the City gets underway.

For one week, more than 2,000 volunteers from the Florence-based congregation will spread out across the region Nikles says, as an army of kindness.

“We have 225 unique organizations and individuals are going to be served this coming week and roughly 250 projects from cleaning and painting to restoring a chapel in Crittenden. We are really excited about it. It’s really cool,” Nickles said.

These volunteers started the work Sunday morning, packing backpacks for local students.

Pastor Kyle Waid says the backpacks will be on time for the begging of the school year.

“We have 2,000 backpacks that need to be packed and we will do that at every service and hopefully we will be able to deliver those within the next couple of weeks to all the local schools,” Waid said.

From packing basic school supplies to simple labors of love, organizers say Heart the city will share the spirit of a beating heart across the tri-state.

“Its very humbling to be a part of a church and a community that prioritizes the needs of others above their own. Its such a beautiful thing. Waid said. “How can I meet the needs of other people? It’s a beautiful thing.”

Seven Hills Church is still accepting service requests. An inquiry can be made through the Seven Hills website here or directly to Heart the City, visit here.

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