Inmates help parishioners at Orleans church

– From Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office: A five-man crew of Barnstable County inmates have made their own contribution to the Orleans Methodist Church, located near the town’s center. They’ve not been there Sundays to put money into the collection plate, but their assistance was effectively the same.

By restoring a one-bed room apartment next to the pastor’s house (which itself is next to the church), churchgoers can now put the vacant unit back on the rental market. And whatever monthly revenue that generates will help them meet operating and overhead expenses.

The two-day job, a combination of painting, general cleaning, appliance hook-ups, and light carpentry, would have cost the church about $2,400 in labor had it been bid out. That figure is based on the state’s “independent sector value of volunteer labor.”
737 West Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
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