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Group Cares volunteers come to Pensacola to help repair flooded homes
More than 200 volunteers from churches around the country will be in town this week. They're in Pensacola to help repair homes through the youth work camp program called Group Cares. Campers will sleep and eat inside the work camp house at Booker T. Washington High School, then head out to the community during the day. The city of Pensacola submitted a list of about 500 homes to the program. That list was narrowed down to about 30 of the most in-need homes.
Work Camp Site Director Warren Jerrems says, "the materials have been delivered to the homes, the ladders. The homes have all been clean and they're ready for the workers to go out there and work on."
Volunteer Isabelle Valavanis says, "we get so close with the residents. It just feels so good to be helping them."
The volunteers will be in Pensacola for a week. There are 47 other work camp sites throughout the U.S. This is the first time the camp has been hosted in Pensacola.