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June 13, 2007

Valdosta -- A group of teens from all over the country will be traveling to Valdosta to help them rid the city of substandard housing.

The City of Valdosta is hosting the Southern Hospitality Workcamp for the third year in a row. Here, 360 teens from 12 states will spend the week repairing 47 homes for the elderly and disabled.

"But if you think about somebody who is an elderly resident in your community on a fixed income, they don't have the financial means, they don't have the physical ware to do all these repairs and in five days its all done at no cost to them," said Community Development Director Mara Register.

The teens will arrive June 24th. But the end of the week, the Southern Hospitality Work Camp will have fixed up 144 homes in the Valdosta area over the last three year.

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