Students Help Improve House of Elderly Woman

Published 08/06 2014 04:28PM

Updated 08/06 2014 05:16PM

Some students from Owego Free Academy and Susquehanna Valley High School are sprucing up the home of an elderly woman.

The teens are members of the Liberty Partnership Programs at their respective schools.

Over the past two days, they've painted the home of a widow on a fixed income in Choconut Center. They've also planted landscaping around the house.

It's the first time teen volunteers have worked with The Impact Project, an independent Christian non-profit that does home repairs for elderly, low-income, or disabled homeowners.

"The students have just rocked. We're ahead of schedule by a whole day. We're already talking about partnering with Liberty Partnership every year now because this has gone so well," said Impact Project Director Jim Willard.

"Once they saw the woman whose house we're painting, they really actually got more into it. It's kind of a personal triumph for them to help out somebody else. They didn't really realize that was important before we started doing it," said Liberty Partnership Coordinator Leah French. 

This is The Impact Project's 65th home improvement since its creation nine and a half years ago.

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