Love in Action aims for ‘neighborliness’

Love in Action aims for ‘neighborliness’By BRIAN COSNER

News Review Staff Writer

Local volunteers gathered at a residence on West Robertson Road last week to help clean up the property.

The project was coordinated by “Love in Action,” an effort by local churches and community members to better the community and help those in need.

The project was on theme with last week’s message of neighborliness, given at the community observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the United Methodist Church.

Many local residents headed to the Robertson site directly from the church to help paint the house, haul trash and mend fences in the neighborhood.

“The Martin Luther King Committee asked the Love in Action ministry to coordinate service projects to build unity in our community and serve our neighbors,” said Pastor Bill Corley of Crossroads Community Church.

According to Corley, the local Habitat for Humanity chapter donated tools and equipment so that Love in Action could serve the community in a similar capacity.

“If any other person or organization would like to volunteer to help serve – or if you know of any possible service projects, either at your church or in the community – please email us with a description of the project or contact me directly so we can talk about projects and coordinate volunteers,” said Corley.

Love in Action also partners with local law enforcement, churches and hotels to assist homeless individuals and families in the community both by providing temporary assistance and by putting them in touch with rehabilitation programs in Bakersfield.

For more information on Love in Action, contact Corley at or call the church at 760-384-3333.

Pictured: Volunteers reach out to neighbors by helping paint and clean up property on West Robertson Road last week. — Photo by Laura Austin

Story First Published: 2020-01-31