'Serve Shelby' Day

Hundreds of families in Shelby County spent Saturday giving back to their community. Through the "Serve Shelby" project, members of local churches cleaned up schools, parks and homes in the area as well as helped people in need.

Shirley Stone, director of mission involvement at Westwood Baptist in Alabaster, helped organize the event. She says nearly 200 people participated, that's more than double the number of participants last year.

"If they can begin to see that the church of Christ is something bigger than a building, then our would be a goal met," Stone says.

Members of Westwood's Alabaster, Calera and Montevallo campuses participated, as well as{} Evangel Presbyterian PCA, First Baptist Church of Alabaster, and Bethel Baptist in Columbiana. The service stretched from Calera and Alabaster to Montevallo.

For more information on future events or how you can become involved,