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Volunteers help in Butler County home repair blitz

Posted: 1:37 PM, Jun 28, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-28 17:37:25Z

HAMILTON, Ohio -- More than 400 volunteers from 14 different states are spending the week in Butler County to repair 53 homes as part of this year's "home repair blitz."

The volunteers worked on projects like a 43-foot-long wheelchair ramp for a disabled widow in Hamilton.

"This is one of the hardest jobs I've ever done on a mission trip," volunteer Xavier Poole from Indiana said. "It's tough."

This is the ninth "blitz" organized by the group Support to Encourage Low-income Families, or S.E.L.F. The volunteers come from a faith-based camp.

"I've never seen a crew of kids work this hard and they're happy to do it, staying late," volunteer Grant Pinter from Illinois said. "This is an awesome group of kids."

The volunteers expect to finish their projects by Friday, and then they'll head home Saturday.

"I just feel honored to serve for someone that can't work on her own," Poole said.