Teens Spend Week in Midlands Serving

Teens from all over South Carolina are spending a part of their summer vacation serving folks here in the Midlands.

Camden, SC (WLTX) - Teens from all over South Carolina are spending a part of their summer vacation serving folks in the Midlands.

Folks with the United Methodist Church’s Wateree Salkehatchie Camp are helping some people who need help with their homes.

The young people are spending the entire day doing things like repairing roofs, painting, putting down tiles and yard work.

They say it's all to spread God's love.

“If you needed help wouldn't you want someone to help you?" 18-year-old Jesse Surette explained.

“It's amazing. It's one of the best feelings in the world,” Isle of Palms high school junior Haylie Lesesne explained.

“It's just all around an amazing way to help the community out here,” 16-year-old Paulina Robison from Charleston County explained.

Larry Wilson lives in Cassatt and has been getting help from the teens.

“I wouldn't be able to afford it,” Wilson said. “I thank the Lord for it.”

Wilson needed a lot of housework done and says he does not know what he would do if it was not for the teens.

“God sent them to me,” Wilson said fighting back tears.

About 70 young people are spending the week working on four different homes in Kershaw County.

For more information, please visit: http://www.salkehatchie.org/home/

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