Youth volunteers come to Rochester to help repair homes

Posted at: 06/30/2013 11:26 PM

Youth volunteers from all over the country are here to lend a hand in Rochester.

During a ceremony Sunday afternoon Rochester Mayor Tom Richards welcomed about 300 volunteers from churches across the United States.

They're donating part of their summer to participate in Action for a Better Community's Group work camp.

Starting on Monday the group will focus its efforts in the area of Clifford Avenue and Avenue D. They will be helping make minor repairs to homeowners in need through Friday.

"These kids could be anywhere at home in their perspective states doing things negatively, but they chose to give up a week of their time to come to Rochester, roll up their sleeves and come in our communities to help our residents revitalize their homes and make things beautiful in the Rochester community,” said Marilyn Sibley from Action for a Better Community.

The volunteers will also restore a garden at Dale Street and Remington Street with the help from members of Flower City Soccer.

The ABC work camp is now in its eighth year.