“[We] try to make it easy for people to get plugged into missions,” Trent Davis, Founder/CEO of Servants says. The Servants office is bustling on a Tuesday afternoon, with volunteers sorting and folding towels and linens recently donated from a hotel. Trent and Relationships Director Marcia Meehan walk around the office, pointing out a volunteer staging area and a warehouse full of donated construction materials and appliances.
Servants focuses on local home repairs, disaster relief in the Eastern U.S., and international missions in Guatemala and Uganda. “From the beginning,” Trent says, “we always felt God was calling us to those three areas.”
Living Word has partnered with Servants for the past 3 years, providing volunteers twice a month for the Home Helps program, which repairs homes in York and Lancaster County. Volunteers don’t need to be construction-savvy to help with home helps projects. “Most people have no [construction] skills when they start and they learn things as they go,” Trent says. In a typical year, Servants has over 600 volunteers, but in 2020 they had only 208, even though they completed 100 projects.