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Youth groups clean up homes in Mid-Michigan

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MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) -

(07/30/12) - Mid-Michigan neighborhoods are getting some TLC this week from complete strangers.

Youth groups from several states, including Virginia and Indiana, are in town.

The area of Flint along Davison Road near Center has long needed some attention. Monday, that's what it got.

"We knew it had trash, we knew it had weeds so we just started to pick up the trash then we went and got lawn mowers and started mowing," said Samantha Parsons, a church volunteer from Virginia.

Armed with those mowers and other tools, the group of teens worked for hours.

When they're done here, other areas will get the same treatment - neighborhoods that are hundreds of miles away from their own community.

"We heard it's an area that definitely needed help and since we can offer that, then we're here to do God's work," said Sarah Kornegay, another church volunteer from Virginia.

They're members of youth groups from across the country. Some have been here before on similar missions - others are coming to Flint for the first time.

"It's nice to come back every year and help the community grow," Parsons said.

Their spruce-up campaign will take them to Saginaw County as well. Wednesday, they'll paint a home in Albee Township.

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