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July 8, 2014

Free Home Repair July 5, 2015 through July 11, 2015

Next year a program will allow local residents to have repairs made to their home for free.

Workcamps are intensive one-week trips that help people grow in Christian faith through service. Individuals and youth from around the country will spend one week in our community performing hands-on home-repair projects for elderly, low-income, and disabled families. The work at each home will be done by 5 young people, and at least one adult leader, representing many Christian denominations.

Eligible repair projects may include: porch repair/construction, step repair, exterior painting, interior painting, weatherization, wheelchair ramp repair/construction and mobile home skirting.

“We are so excited and feel very fortunate to be able to host another Group Workcamp here,” local organizing group’s leader Chip West said. “We had such great experiences hosting two previous Group Workcamps here, one in 2010 and the other in 2012, that we wanted to have another one so that we could help even more residents of Rushville and Rush County.”

West reports that during the previous two Group Workcamps they have hosted a total of 648 teenagers and adults from all over the country. They have come to help those in Rushville and Rush County and have worked on 104 homes.

Both labor and materials are free to qualifying households. To learn how your home might be included, please complete this confidential application and return to: Rush County Youth Group Workcamp, Inc. P.O. Box 601 Rushville, IN 46173. Applications must be returned by August 31, 2014 to

For questions or more information contact Chip West at (765) 932-5147 or e-mail cwest@omnicityusa.com.

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