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Mission Serve Making Its Mark on Charlotte

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It's not often that you find groups of teenagers working up on a roof, but dozens have been spending the week in the Ponderosa neighborhood helping homeowners in need. Nearly 200 volunteers from up and down the east coast have been rebuilding the roofs of 14 homes. "We've got Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, South Carolina and Georgia," said Steve Swann, coordinator for Mission Serve.

The volunteers from six different churches have one mission in mind, "to really serve the Lord, out in the field. To get to where things really are in need," said Swann.

"It's wonderful, especially for people like my wife and I who are disable," explained Larry Stowe. He qualified to have his roof repaired and said it hasn't been easy for his family since he was diagnosed with bone cancer. His wife has diabetes and the pair is on a fixed income. "There's no way we could afford it," he said.

The Stowes have lived in their Charlotte home for nearly twenty years and explained they didn't realized how badly they needed the roof repaired, until the group began its work. "The wood that I saw them take off the house, how rotten it was and that's when I realized how dangerous it was and for them to come out, replace the wood, replace the roof, I just thank God for them."

Neighborhood and Business Services of Charlotte funds the project and chooses the homes. Mission Serve plans to wrap up the roofing work on Friday, for more information on the organization, click here.

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