LITTLE ROCK, Ark (KTHV)- Over 200 teen volunteers with the World Changers organization will begin a number of service projects around Little Rock Tuesday.
The faith-based organization started in 1990. Since then, it has connected teenagers with thousands of service projects throughout the United States.
This annual event is made possible through a partnership with the City of Little Rock's Department of Housing and Neighborhood Programs and World Changers.
This is the group's 9th year in Little Rock, and this time, 14 crews are roofing and/or painting 15 local work sites.
Eligible homeowners applied in the fall of 2012 to be on this summer's World Changer's agenda. The criteria to be eligible includes:
· Must be at least 62 years of age or disabled
· Must own and occupy the home
· Must meet the income guidelines for the program
Other programs that do outreach to those who need home repairs are:
- Habitat for Humanity: They build brand new homes for folks in need. To get involved or to see if you qualify, find a location near you in Arkansas online.
- Ozark Mission Project: This is a 501(c)(3) non-profit mission of the Arkansas Area United Methodist Church, organized for ministry to "persons in need" in response to Jesus Christ's call to servant hood.
- Delta Mission Project: This is done through Faithspring Church in Little Rock. They travel to the Delta area of Arkansas and help residents with home repairs. Call (501) 223-3300 to see if you can get involved or get help.
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