World Changers trying to do just that in Owensboro | News
OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE)- The World Changers Organization has arrived in Owensboro, and is repairing the homes of lower income families.
Homeowner Ursaline Wilhite's way of life- 'do unto others as you would have them do unto you'.
"I try to do the right thing. I try to treat people fair. I've had 200 kids as foster kids," Wilhite said.
Wilhite also volunteers at Owensboro's Help Office. Wilhite is the widow of war veteran, so she had to have a do it yourself attitude when her roof started leaking.
"I had looked and called around and a lot of companies wanted $7,000 and I didn't have it," Wilhite said.
Wilhite finally found two guys with a cheaper price after they said they fixed it.
"The very next day it rained and it started leaking and I couldn't find them," Wilhite said.
This homeowner turned to the City of Owensboro for help.
"When city hall said they would help me. My gosh, I guess I feel like I want to get up and shout," Wilhite said.
World Changers is fixing her roof this week.
"Through world changers the community can use the money that they have allocated for that and we'll take that money and provide all the labor for free which in essence gives them the ability to do twice as much work," said Joshua Owenby with World Changers. "We have students coming from Illinois, Georgia, Arkansas."
"It's some of the hardest physical work I've ever done. Taken some of the nails out. The demolition with the shingles," said World Changer Janelle Lanning.
"My gosh, they do have a heart in order to do this. This was a blessing to me that's answered," Wilhite said.
"Our goal is to change the world of the person here, working on this house," Owenby said.
Mission accomplished World Changers. The group is working on 85 projects this summer all across the United States with more than 19,000 volunteers.
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