World Changers Work to “Make a Difference”

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FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Almost one hundred youth volunteers are in the Florence area this week, working to  improve the living conditions of numerous residents.

According to organizers, World Changers is in the process of painting, building handicap ramps, and roofing homes, all in the name of the Lord.

Virginia, Missouri, and Florida are just some of the states represented by a work crew on North Spur Street in Florence.

The group is replacing the roof over a back porch, rotted windows, and replacing a portion of ceiling inside the home that was damaged by moisture.

Each World Changers volunteer paid two-hundred and fifty dollars to come to the Shoals and work for others.

Holly Hagy is from Weber City, Virginia, “I see all of these people on television that don’t have what I have, and it makes you appreciate what you do have. And doing this, you get satisfaction out of it.”

For Jacob Travis, this is his second World Changers mission trip.

He said his first trip to Florida two years ago was such a moving experience, he couldn’t wait until this opportunity presented itself.

“I totally feel that God led us to this place because there is something special happening this week,” said Travis. “With someone in our group, maybe not all of us or maybe all of us, but something special is happening this week and that is a huge part of why we are here in Florence this week.”

According to the volunteers, the sweat and aching muscles each day are worth it, when they see the smiling face of the home owner and how appreciative they are for the work being done.

Students are being hosted by the Colbert-Lauderdale Baptist Association this week.

World Changers will be working at more than a dozen locations through Friday afternoon.

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