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Mission Group In Charleston Area Helping People In Need

Reported by: Send eMail Katelyn Sykes
Videographer: John Tincher
Reported: Jul. 2, 2014 10:05 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 2, 2014 1:08 PM EDT
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Campbells Creek , Kanawha County , West Virginia

A Kanawha County woman's home is getting a makeover thanks to a group of kids who are on a mission to help.

About 200 kids and adults from around the country have been in Kanawha County over the past several days working on 30 different projects. One of those projects is at Betty Westfall's home in Campbells Creek.

"It tickles me to death," Westfall said. "They're very helpful. Good kids."

These kids are in the Kanawha Valley as part of a Christian Work Camp. The kids raised money so they could come to the area and help people in need, like Westfall.

"Usually the people who qualify for work camp are those who are elderly or possibly have some other physical deficits that they can't do work themselves," said Pat Myers, a volunteer from New York. "We come out and provide that labor for them."

They painted the outside and inside of Westfall's home on Tuesday. They are also fixing her porch and roof and finishing up some drywall.

"The kids get to meet other kids from around the country," Myers said. "They get to meet people of this area and begin to get an understanding of the rest of the world."

But, it also brings a sense of accomplishment and pride.

"I thought it was really awesome," said John Bennett, a volunteer from Ohio. "I met the resident who is really really nice. I love working on this. It's really fun.

"I feel really helpful knowing that I've done something that she couldn't do and taking responsibility and doing this for her," said Riley Waycock, a volunteer from Kansas.

A faith-based work camp that is giving these kids not only an understanding of what their faith is, but actually living out that faith by serving other people. A mission that is not only about repairs to a home, but about bringing hope to the person that lives there.

The group will be in the area until Saturday. They are at other areas right now, including cities in New York and New Jersey.

This trip costs about $450 per volunteer. The group not only raised enough money to stay here, but also for the supplies they are using on various projects.



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