Volunteers Fix Up A Neighborhood


Saturday, October 13th 2007, 7:32 pm
By: News On 6


An army of volunteers go on a makeover mission, invading a neglected neighborhood. There was a lot of work to do, but there was also a lot of help. The News On 6’s Joshua Brakhage reports the neighborhood in north Tulsa on Saturday was full of the sounds of sawing and hammering.

It all begins with an empty doorway. It's the perfect example of the challenge the crew is facing.

"Everything's not really to set standards anymore, so we're just having to make it work, you know,” said Zach, who was volunteering.

His group is working to make the doorway wider. They’re also ripping out areas of rotten wood that are around the window sills.

Some 300 volunteers are filling the Crutchfield neighborhood. Some are from the city, some from a local church and others are contractors, donating their weekend.

"Our church has been planning this for a few weeks and we're just really excited about it,” said one of the volunteers, Sarah.

Amateurs went to work with paintbrushes.

"So we've just got a lot of people painting, we've got a few contractors who are doing all the replacement and stuff,” added volunteer Zach.

Crews also spent time using mowers and other lawn equipment to buzz through overgrown weeds and shrubs.

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