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Workcamp to provide Dexter residents with home repairs

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DEXTER — Around 400 teenagers and adults will arrive in Dexter on Sunday, July 21 to work on and improve the homes of elderly, disabled and other area residents. The volunteers will work on various projects from July 22-26.

The workcamp provides free home repairs through Group Missions Trips, sponsored locally by the Town of Dexter and The First Baptist Church. Over 70 projects have been approved and will be done by the volunteers who come to Dexter. Group Mission Trips is a non-profit, interdenominational Christian volunteer home-repair organization based in Fort Collins, Colorado. This summer there will be 35 different workcamps with over 14,000 volunteers going into communities across the United States.

These volunteers are members of church youth groups that volunteer a week of their summer to go into communities working to help people make improvements in their homes. Each volunteer pays a registration fee that covers the costs of food, insurance and building materials.

The volunteers will be housed at the Ridge View Community School during their time in Dexter. This service to the community would be impossible without the cooperation of many people and organizations from our area and the workcamp headquarters in Colorado. Some of the local businesses and organizations that are donating to this worthy project are: Dexter Sunrise Kiwanis, Hannaford Supermarket, Lakeshore Restaurant, Dexter Revitalization Committee, Ace Hardware, The Eastern Gazette, Dunkin Donuts, Gerrard W. Rudmin, O.D. and the Dexter Fire Department.

For more information about this program, please contact Andrew Bermudez at abermudez73@gmail.com.

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