ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) - Attendees of a convention meeting in St. Louis took time out from their schedule to help clean up a neighborhood.
More than a dozen volunteers who are attending the Church of God in Christ Convention at America's Center boarded buses and headed to the Fourth Ward in North St. Louis to clean and pick up trash in alleys and vacant lots.
"The goal is to help beautify the neighborhood, spread the good news and talk to some neighbors," said Robert Coleman, Jr. with the Church of God in Christ.
The 4th Ward Alderman said the volunteers felt very good about assisting the neighborhood.
"They get a gratification that they've come into a community and helped some people out in a neighborhood that needs their help," said Sam Ward.
The Church of God in Christ is the largest African American Church in the country. It has six million members worldwide.