Hometown Hero: Kentucky Changers

WOODBURN, Ky. (WBKO) - Hundreds of volunteers descended on Bowling Green this week and they were ready to get to work.

"It's amazing. I love it and I want to come back for future years," says volunteer Athena Bailey.

With plenty of tools and manpower, the Kentucky Changers are improving our community one home at a time.

"It helps members of the community with a hand up. We've got some people that really just need somebody to just help them down a little further in the road of life," says Program Director Joe Ball.

More than 250 student volunteers completed 19 projects around our area. Their final task was putting a new roof on a home in Woodburn. With the hot sun beating down, volunteers say it's still worth the labor.

"It makes you feel good inside. Knowing you did all this for free and you actually stayed here to come work and sweat and help people and seeing the smile on homeowners faces," says volunteer Hunter Harper.

"The homeowner is just so happy that they are finally getting their roof fixed. It's been a great experience learning something new that I have never done before," says Bailey.

It's those new skills and can do attitude that the Kentucky Changers say volunteers will continue to use once work is complete.

"What they are doing here they can also do when they get back home. They can share that message not only with someone else, but the communities in which they live," says Ball.

For making an impact on South Central Kentucky, we honor the Kentucky Changers as this week's Hometown Hero.


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