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Church volunteers repair homes in Pensacola


More than 200 volunteers from churches around the country are in Pensacola to help repair homes.

Work crews will begin repairs today. This is through the youth workcamp program through group cares. Campers will sleep and eat inside the workcamp house at Booker T. Washington, then head out to the community during the day. They will do everything from repairs to painting and home weatherization. The city of Pensacola submitted a list of about 500 homes to the program.

That list was narrowed down to more than 30 homes, those with the greatest need.

"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."

"We get so close with the residents. It just feels so good to be helping them."

The volunteers will be in town for one week. There are 47 other workcamp sites throughout the U.S. This is the first time the camp has been held in Pensacola.