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ShareFest Kicks Off Acts of Service

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - People from more than 30 local churches are coming together to do some good in the community.

Sharefest brings together thousands of volunteers from different churches to do service projects and raise money for charity.

Many gathered at South Hills Church off 395 and 27th avenue in Kennewick Friday night for the kick-off rally.

This year organizers are planning over a hundred community projects and six Red Cross blood drives. Each church will also have their own food drive with donations going to the Tri-City Food Bank.

"Churches combine together and work together. You've got people maybe from this church working with 2 or 3 other churches on a project. We're building that relationship and realizing we're all in it for the same purpose," said Sharefest Director Mark Barker.

Last year the churches collected over $54,000 and this year they hope to surpass that.  The money will go to the Union Gospel Mission and the Columbia Basin Veterans Coalition.