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Volunteer group visits Iowa to help flood repairs

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - More than 1,000 volunteers are expected to visit eastern Iowa this week to help renovate flood-damaged homes.

The Tupelo, Miss.-based Eight Days of Hope group kicked off its mission in Cedar Rapids on Sunday.

Group president Stephen Tybor III says about 1,400 volunteers are expected to help fix up 100 flood-damaged homes in Cedar Rapids and 50 more in Vinton and Palo.

Donations pay for food, lodging, and materials. Volunteers need only pay for gas money.

This will be the sixth - and biggest - relief effort for the Christian nonprofit group. Volunteers have renovated about 800 homes in hurricane ravaged areas of the Gulf Coast in the past three years.

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