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Instead of enjoying a pool or the beach for their summer vacation this week, dozens of Alabama middle school kids picked up trash along Newton Road in Albany Tuesday.  And they say they are glad to be here.

13 year old Volunteer Aven Brasher said "We're helping people do things that they can't particularly made it happen. So we came from Fairhope to make it happen."

49 kids, between the ages of 12 to 14,  from Fairhope Alabama United Methodist Church are spending the week volunteering in Albany.  7 mission youth teams like this have come to Albany this summer through Mission Change sponsorship, doing work that taxpayers will not have to pay employees to do.

Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful Executive Director Judy Bowles said "They are saving us thousand and thousands of dollars. They are trimming our crepe myrtles.  We don't have enough crews to go out and trim the crepe myrtles. And they are removing litter."

For the young people, they say they are having fun,.while  learning important lessons in helping others.  
Volunteer leader Rob Rodriguez said "The kids were really excited about what we're doing.  We've been really busy with the Salvation Army and going out into the community, and just helping out.  

And besides service, they take pride in their work.
Rodriguez said "They are really making comments, like you know, I am never going to throw anything out of that car."

One good deed  for the Fairhope kids, they found a wallet on the side of Newton Road, and called the owner.

 He said his wallet had been stolen and obviously tossed out on the side of the road.  And now the owner has it back.

These Fairhope volunteers are staying at Mission Change and First United Methodist Church this week, during their mission trip.

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