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Volunteer group prepares for a busy week ahead in Owensboro

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OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

A special group of volunteers is returning to Owensboro this week to help improve the lives of low-income families throughout the city.

This is the sixth consecutive year that World Changers has visited Owensboro, and they've got a busy schedule over the next few days.

The group will fix up 16 homes throughout the city, and all repairs and building materials will be provided at no cost to the homeowner.

Residents had to apply earlier this year, but if your home was chosen, you can expect to see a crew of 10 to 15 people.

Depending on the size of the project, they'll probably be there for two to three days.

The city's providing all building materials that are needed for each site.

World Changers is made up of volunteers from 10 different states.

According to city officials, 96 homes have been spruced up over the last six years thanks to their hard work.

World Changers volunteers will tackle things like roof shingle replacement, minor exterior painting, wheelchair ramps, and yard clean-up.

Only single story homes were considered for the project.

This year, 50% of the homeowners participating are disabled, and their average income is a little over $15,000 dollars.

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