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Group of friends volunteer with Habitat For Humanity

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Each year, Habitat for Humanity gives families a safe place to live and a renewed sense of hope. They wouldn’t be able to do that without thousands of volunteers putting in countless hours of hard work.

Every single week, a group called “The Amigos” volunteer with Habitat for Humanity on different projects.

It is a tradition for 92-year-old Lyle Back that has spanned more than two decades.

“We hang doors, hang kitchen cabinets, put down molding, back in the old days we did a lot of different jobs,” he said.

“We used to do roofing and all those but OSHA says we’re too old and we’re not allowed to anymore,” said Bill Devore.

Sometimes they do work in the woodwork shop. Habitat uses volunteers in all different roles from remodeling projects to the ReStore.

The Amigos are not only about service, but about friendship. Devore said that last summer, his wife was in Cardinal Hill dealing with some health problems. He found out he had just four days to build a ramp to bring her home. He says he never asked the Amigos for help, but they came over on a Thursday, they build a 30-foot long ramp in one day.

The Amigos say that volunteering with Habitat gives them a wonderful feeling and humbles them.

To find out more about volunteer opportunities at Lexington Habitat for Humanity click here.

Bridgett Howard

Bridgett Howard

Bridgett is a web content producer. She was hired in 2015.
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