Sara Hertwig
Volunteers gather for the Split & Steak event at Conifer Community Church.
Conifer Community Church’s annual Split & Steak will keep families warm this winter

Conifer Community Church was a hubbub of activity Saturday as 200 volunteers gathered for the annual Split & Steak, five hours of tough work to split wood and prepare it to be donated to families in need.

The air was filled with the sounds of chainsaws and wood splitters, while grill masters were busy cooking steaks for lunch after the work was done for the day.

“We are the hands and feet of God,” Kevin Nervick, an organizer of the ninth annual event, said.