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Hundreds of teens helping Cedar Valley families

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Hundreds of teens from all across the United States are in Eastern Iowa this week helping our neighbors.

It's called TeenServe 2012. A youth mission camp aimed at working for the community they are in while learning more about their faith.

The teens are staying at Central Middle School in Waterloo for the whole week. They are working on houses in the area, doing projects such as building wheel chair ramps to painting houses.

Hayley Hickman is from Minnesota. She admits she hasn't really painted a house like this before, but says it's much more than that.

"It's just a lot of fun. You get to go and help people and meet new people. I feel so good to help somebody you don't even know. Just spread Gods love," said Hickman.

65 homes are being worked on this week, all for free. If you put a monetary value on that, it's about 250 thousand dollars.

"Not only are we putting paint on these houses for the residences and fixing the little things around the home and building wheelchair ramps. We are also getting a chance to meet with them, talk to them, and pray with them and hear their story," said Roddy Macivor, TeenServe Leader.

It's a life changing experience that these kids are willing to share with the rest of the Cedar Valley.

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