WorkCampers to Provide Free Home Repairs in Philipsburg Area

PHILIPSBURG – Approximately 200 adult and youth volunteers from across the country will be arriving at the Philipsburg-Osceola High School on Sunday to participate in the Philipsburg Group Workcamp 2014.

The Workcamp is scheduled for Monday through Friday of next week. It will provide free home repairs through the Group Workcamps Foundation program.  This is the fourth time that Central Pennsylvania Community Action (CPCA) has co-sponsored Group Workcamp.

The Group Workcamps Foundation is a non-profit, interdenominational Christian volunteer, home-repair organization headquartered in Loveland, Colo. Workcamps are intensive, one-week trips that help people grow in Christian faith through service.  Individuals and youth from around the country will spend one week in the Philipsburg community performing hands-on home-repair projects for elderly, low-income and disabled families.

This Workcamp will be housed at the Philipsburg-Osceola High School, with Workcampers sleeping on classroom floors, eating in the cafeteria and enjoying evening programs in the gym.  This service to the community would be impossible without the cooperation of the Philipsburg-Osceola High School.

Repairs offered through the Workcamp include interior and exterior painting, weatherization, porch and wheelchair ramp construction, mobile home skirting and other work.  The 200 adult and youth volunteers will be performing work on 32 chosen homes throughout the Philipsburg community next week.

The CPCA is looking forward to the arrival of the campers and to be able to help improve the homes in the community through the Philipsburg Group Workcamp 2014. Anyone with questions about Group WorkCamp and how it benefits the community is asked to please call Leah Albright at 814-765-1551, Ext. 1129.

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