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Lexington church teams with Mountain Outreach


Youth group members Kimberley Carpino and Justin Lundgren insulate the London area home.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. –Hillcrest Baptist Church in Lexington returned for a second year to work with University of the Cumberlands’ Mountain Outreach program. The group spent this past week constructing a home for an area family.

The group consisted of eighteen people, mostly youth. Kimberley Carpino, a member of the Hillcrest youth group who just turned sixteen said, “[Working with Mountain Outreach] is the best birthday gift I could get,” she said.

“I just love it,” said another group member Justin Lundgren. “I came last year and wanted to come back. It’s really helping people.”

During their time there, group members gained first hand knowledge as they helped to insulate, install dry wall and paint the London area home.

Hillcrest Baptist is the third church group to partner with Mountain Outreach in the completion of this home.

University of the Cumberlands, located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, is a private liberal arts college in its 118th year of operation. Cumberlands offers four undergraduate degrees in 37 major fields of study, 30 minors and nine pre-professional programs, graduate degrees and certifications in education as well as online and accelerated, nontraditional programs for adults.