Collin Sires, 18, and Ashlyn Smith, 16, both from Walsh, Colo., put the finishing touches on a porch on North Third Street on Thursday. They were part of a large group participating in Hope for Homes.
Serana Hubert, 15, and Lexie Knutson, 15, both from Longmont, Colo., paint a house Thursday on North Third Street as part of Hope for Homes. They were among 250 young volunteers from several states sprucing up homes in Bryan County.
Photo courtesy REI
A volunteer work crew installs a wheelchair ramp this week at a Durant area home as part of the Hope for Homes project, organized by REI, Big Five Community Services and Group Cares.
More than 250 teens from six states are in Durant and Bryan County this week providing free repairs to 39 homes.
The group has been building wheel chair ramps, repairing porches and steps, and putting fresh paint on rooms and exteriors. They have come from several states to volunteer in these efforts. The project began earlier this week and wraps up on Saturday.
Hope for Homes is a cooperative effort of REI Oklahoma, Big Five Community Services, Group Cares and the Durant community.