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World Changers back in Owensboro helping those in need

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A special group of volunteers is back in Owensboro this week, helping low-income families better their lives. 

The volunteers are spending the week at several different work sites as they strive to improve the lives of others in our community.

The group will fix up a total of 16 homes throughout the city. All repairs and building materials will be provided at no cost to the homeowner. 

Residents whose homes were chosen earlier this year can expect to see crews of 10 to 15 people working on various projects.

Depending on what's involved, the group will be there for two to three days. 

Volunteers will tackle things like roof shingle replacement, exterior painting, wheelchair ramps, and yard clean-up.

The average income of participating homeowners is a little over $15,000.

Doug Forsythe says the project encourages residents to take pride in their neighborhood.

"They want to see their community thrive. They want to see some houses be rebuilt and redone to where their communities still have a good look to it just to keep bringing people in," Forsythe says. 

This is the sixth year in a row that the group has come to town.

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