Campers arrive to make repairs

Frank Denzler Rushville Republican Pictured is one of the many groups of campers from throughout the Midwest that volunteered to give up a week of their summer vacation to help others. This group is seen making a handicap ramp at the Steve Mohler residence on South Baker Street Monday.

A number high school students from throughout the U.S. and Canada arrived in Rushville recently to make much needed home improvements to roughly 60 Rush County homes.

The year marks the fifth time members of the Youth Group Workcamp have chosen Rushville and Rush County as a summer work site. The not-for-profit camps are organized by Group Mission Trips and with the interdenominational organization based in Fort Collins, Colorado. Short-term mission trips are conducted annually both domestically with campers visiting Rushville and Rush County previously in 2010, 2012, 2015 and most recently 2017. During the 2017 camp, 173 local homes had improvement projects completed.

As a means to expedite the process of home improvements, both Rushville and Rush County BZA’s waived the fees attached to the improvements.

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