Deadline extended Flat River II summer home projects

By Kelli Ameling • Last Updated 10:19 pm on Friday, December 16, 2011

GREENVILLE — The deadline to send in applications for projects to be completed by a youth work team has been extended.

The deadline was extended to get in more applications from low-income people who need painting or carpentry work done during Flat River II.

The project will take place from July 22 to the 28. It will include about 450 youths and youth leaders from around the country coming to Greenville to help people who have been selected.
“It’s a community event,” said Youth Director Claude Johnson.

Flat River I took place in Greenville in 1999. The project helped about 80 local people with their homes.

The projects will include items such as building wheelchair ramps, painting, some roofing and more. Work that cannot be done includes electrical, concrete and mechanical.

Don Gibbs, Flat River II coordinator, said the work group is looking for about 60 sites to work on during the week.

As applications continue to come in, committee members will visit and evaluate each site to determine which ones will be used.

Gibbs said applications can still be picked up at United Way offices, local churches and EightCAP Inc.

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