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07/11/07 - Lufkin

U.M. ARMY Visits Lufkin

by Ramonica R. Jones

Many homes in Lufkin are in need of repair, renovations and rehabilitation, but a lot of residents can't afford to fix up their own houses. That's where a group of high school students comes in. They are part of the U.M. ARMY (United Methodist Action Reachout Missions by Youth) Camp out of Houston.

All week, more than 150 volunteers will paint, build wheelchair ramps, handrails and repair roofs on more than 30 Lufkin homes. They're doing all the work for free for less fortunate families.

Camp Director Mike Llamas said, " It's our job to help the community and that's what God leads us to do is to be servants to others - those that are especially in need."  

The U.M. ARMY gets its referrals from local churches and community organizations and state agencies.

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