More Than 300 Volunteers Helping Those in Need in Central New York
Young volunteers from all over the country are in the Syracuse area, helping make repairs and fixing up homes for those in need.
What a heartwarming story that reminds us of the kindness that's still in the world. Sometimes (especially lately), with all the hate we hear and see every single day, it's hard to remember that people still care. It's hard to remember there's still goodness out there. But then we stumble upon a story like this, a story where volunteers have made their way to the area, and are helping those who are disabled, the elderly, and those who are in need. It's fantastic.
This wonderful story comes from Syracuse.com. More than 300 volunteers from six different states have been helping fix up homes in the Syracuse area (including DeWitt, Cicero, Clay, Skaneateles, Jamesville, and a handful of other locations), since Sunday (June 24th). According to Syracuse.com, the teens and young adults, that range from 14-years-old to 20-years-old, will be working until this Saturday (June 30th). Syracuse.com says,
The work at each home is done by five young people, and at least one adult leader, organizers said. Both labor and materials are free to the homeowners.
A total of 54 homes will be worked on in Syracuse and the surrounding area. That's a LOT of homes to take care of in a week's time. But luckily, they have SO many volunteers that are working to improve the quality of life for those in need.
So where did all these teenagers and young adults come from? Well, according to Syracuse.com,
The volunteers are here through Syracuse Workcamp, which is sponsored by Group Mission Trips in Fort Collins, Colorado, and Onondaga Hill Presbyterian Church in Syracuse...
Doesn't this just warm your heart?! We know it does for us. We LOVE hearing stories like this, stories of the kindness of others. Congratulations to Syracuse and the surrounding area for having these homes fixed up, and those in need that are getting their homes done up. And a big THANK YOU, to all these young volunteers who are making a difference in our community.
The future looks bright.