Toolbank volunteers help New Prospect Baptist Church renovate its community center

CINCINNATI -- More than 80 volunteers from the Cincinnati Community Toolbank, an organization that loans tools to nonprofits, schools and community groups in need, spent their Friday afternoon restoring the community center at New Prospect Baptist Church.

"It's an amazing thing that New Prospect Baptist Church is doing," volunteer Jerome Wright said. "They have an amazing complex, and we're just trying to bring it back to life."

It's a big project, and it will take more than a single afternoon to accomplish, but Damon Lynch IV said it would take even longer without the Toolbank's assistance. 

"We have undertaken the task of putting this land back together," he said. "Sometimes that's daunting, but the Toolbank, they have the expertise and the tools to help us just dig stuff up and knock some things down."

Toolbank executive director Kat Pepemeyer said she felt fortunate to be part of a community comprising so many passionate volunteers.

Anyone interested in borrowing tools for a community project or assisting in an ongoing effort can learn more at the Toolbank's website.

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