FLORENCE, S.C. – Helping Florence Flourish will host the fourth annual ServeFLO initiative from June 15-27, featuring more than 20 service projects across Florence.

ServeFLO is a two-week initiative started by Helping Florence Flourish where several churches partner together to volunteer to bless Florence, according to a release from Helping Florence Flourish.

“ServeFLO is the epitome of what Helping Florence Flourish is intended to be,” said Chris Handley, the associate pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Florence. “It’s the most single monument of living into the Helping Florence Flourish vision, and we’d love to have the community join us for any or several projects.”

This year’s projects include a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Thursday, June 20 and a law enforcement luncheon and a cookout at the Boys and Girls Club. There will also be several beautification projects, the release said.

The week will start with the Downtown Roll and Cycling Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 15 at First Presbyterian Church of Florence. The festival begins with a three-mile bike ride through downtown Florence and ends with a festival on the church campus.

ServeFLO started as a way to unite churches in service projects to have a larger impact on the Florence area, the release said. Approximately 30 churches are involved with Helping Florence Flourish’s mission, which is to improve Florence in critical areas, such as education, homelessness, deterioration of the family and racial divisions.

Helping Florence Flourish is seeking more volunteers to be involved with the ServeFLO initiative.

For individuals interested in volunteering in service projects, visit serveflo.org.

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