Community members to fix High Point homes, more volunteers welcome to join

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- More than a dozen homes in High Point will be getting some much needed upgrades.

Tomorrow, more than 100 volunteers will be doing as many repairs around the Burns Hill neighborhood as they can. It is all part of a project called Operation InAsMuch. The Housing Consultants Group, City of High Point and Community Housing Solutions are organizing, funding and executing the project.

“People are in their homes doing OK,” said Sofia Crisp, the executive director at Housing Consultants Group. “They're able to pay for their homes, but life happens and things need to be repaired. Things need to get done that they do not have the money to do."

Carolyn Lovely has lived in her home in High Point for almost 40 years. Many repairs will be done at her house tomorrow.

When reacting to the updates, Lovely said, “God has favored the city and community.”

A new kitchen sink will be installed, lights will be rewired and a safer back porch is being built. Lovely is thankful that volunteers are willing to come out.

"For them to sacrifice their time means a lot,” Lovely said.

The Burns Hills neighborhood was chosen after a UNCG study showed the City of High Point the areas where homeowners needs could easily be addressed with some light rehab.

Operation InAsMuch is taking place Saturday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Sofia Crisp at (336) 312-0366.

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