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Dozens help lower income families for mission project

More than 200 hundred volunteers help rebuild and repair homes in Macon.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – More than 200 hundreds teens and adults from various churches across Georgia, and Florida team up for the 12th annual River of Life mission project.

The three day community service initiative gives youth an opportunity to rebuild and repair homes through out lower income neighborhoods in Macon.

Collectively, volunteers will re-roof two homes, build wheel chair ramps and complete more than 20 paint jobs.

Volunteer Sara Hetland says the service is worth it.

“You get to see how helping somebody fix their house really helps them in generally, because it just makes them feel better about themselves knowing that they have a nice looking place to live,” says Hetland.

According to one group leader, the volunteers group will have worked 4,368 hours.

The group also partnered with Rebuild Macon and Habitat for Humanity to make the project happen.


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