CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– More than 400 kids from across the country are spending their summer in the Bluegrass helping with home repairs for those who might not otherwise be able to afford them.
They’re part of a group called Group Mission Trips. The youth group is made up of members and leaders from 12 different states. They’re in Winchester doing home repairs.
Barbara Kane tells LEX 18 that she has lived in Winchester her entire life and she’s had her home for 36 years. She was identified by the local Salvation Army as someone who could benefit from home repairs.
“It feels wonderful, it really does, it feels wonderful that they take their time to help other people,” she said.
The kids are building Kane a deck to help her get in and out of her home easier and safer.
“In my heart, it really gives me pride that people would do this for me,” Kane said.
Her home is one of about 60 across the community that kids are spending time throughout the week. At night, they’re staying at Campbell Junior High and each morning, they get back to work.
“It’s an experience that you’ll never forget,” said Virginia 8th grader Autumn Hitt.
This particular group was from Virginia and they will wrap up their work on Saturday.