Youth Turn Out To Make a Difference
- Mon, January 30, 2012, 12:06
- Community Preservation, Featured, Get Involved, Operation C.A.R.E., Volunteer
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On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 13 local high school students, participants in the Thomasville – Thomas County Chamber Leadership Class, volunteered at Operation C.A.R.E.’s current restoration project. After a brief introduction by Brent Runyon, Executive Director at Thomasville Landmarks, the students were hard at work at 320 N. Hansell St. This is the site of Operation C.A.R.E.’S current restoration development. The students worked together to prime windows, caulk, and clean the site. Started in August 2011, this house will be complete in February 2012 due to the continued efforts of volunteers and dedicated construction personnel.
Operation C.A.R.E., which stands for Community Assisting Restoration Efforts, is designed to assist economically and physically disadvantaged homeowners with restoration of their homes. The goal is to eliminate unsafe conditions while preserving homes that contribute to the historic legacy of our community. As to date, Operation C.A.R.E. has restored 40 homes in Thomas County and looks forward to continuing to help provide assistance to the community.
For more information on opportunities to volunteer with Operation C.A.R.E, or Thomasville Landmarks, please visit www.thomasvillelandmarks.org. To stay up to date and see pictures of past/current projects and events, please visit Facebook: ThomasvilleLandmarks and Twitter: THLandmarks.