From painting to wheelchair ramp repair, teens are in Putnam County doing home repairs for the less fortunate. They represent 15 youth groups in eight states.
"It would have never happened if it wasn't for these guys. Down in my heart it makes it real good to see these people out here for my grandmother's sake. She needed this," said Chet Brown of Buffalo. Teens were painting his grandmother's house.
"It's pretty difficult because I'm a city girl. You don't think of it as work. You think of it as helping somebody," said Keyame Richardson of Raleigh, North Carolina.
A few months ago accommodations for the groups were in doubt, but organizers say some area churches are housing some of the workers. In fact, more came to camp than expected, so storm damage clean-up was added to the list of home repair projects. Millie Stover of Buffalo had her roof blown off during the storm.
"My sons would just have to do it. It puts a hardship on them because one works in Virginia and the other works in the grocery store, so it's hard for them to do anything to help me," said Stover.
"It's being as good of a Christian as you can and to do as much work as possible for others," said Logan Rund of Morris, Illinois.
While their friends back home are perhaps enjoying a relaxing summer, the young people are getting a different kind of enjoyment by helping people in need.