Hundreds of people gathered at Mount Hermon Ministries Church in Fort Myers on Monday evening to help make their neighborhoods a better place.
“The beautiful thing about our organization is as you look around, you are going to see different races, creeds,” said Dr. William Glover, the reverend at Mt. Hermon Ministries. “The thing that unites us is the core justice of fairness and everyone benefits from that,” he added.
The Lee Interfaith for Empowerment (L.I.F.E.) works together with 38 congregations, then vote on a cause in order to make Fort Myers a better place to live.
“Children are my passion and so are the elderly,” said Cynthia Blue, who has been apart of L.I.F.E. since day one. “Whatever I can to serve the community, I will,” she added.
L.I.F.E. goes church to church in order to gauge what the issues their congregations want to see fixed in their communities. Then L.I.F.E. tries to fix the problem.
“We see it as part of our job to keep the people who make promises to the community to keep them accountable to those promises,” said Rust May, a reverend over at Redeemer Lutheran Church.
In the past, the organization has tackled issues like students being bullied in Lee County schools.
“Always turns out to be a win win for our community,” said Dr. Glover.