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Young volunteers helping elderly in need

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They're spending the summer in Brunswick County, but not a lot of time at the beaches. Instead, this group of young volunteers will be helping the elderly in need. Linda Underwood doesn't get out much.. "Well, I've had some strokes and I don't get around real good," said Underwood. But this week, her home in Ocean Isle Beach is getting a makeover, and thanks to this group of young volunteers, coming and going should be less trying. "Well, they built me a porch and they built me a ramp, and they painted my trailer, they cool sealed the ceiling. They really helped out," said Underwood. Volunteer Garrett Bailey said, "She can't do this, and she doesn't have the money to buy the things, so we're just coming out to do it for her." The volunteers are part of a national organization called Team Effort, which helps church groups from all over the country travel to other states to help those in need. This group came all the way from Georgia to help in a county where roughly 30 percent of the population is over age 60. Fourteen percent of that population isn't self-sufficient. "If you think about it, it helps these people a lot and you're working for God and stuff, so it's just a good thing to do," said volunteer Samantha Cauchy. "So we're just here trying to do that, trying to show that people are here for her, and that people care about her." Once their work is done here, the kids will head to Supply, for more community service. Team Effort will be helping out in Brunswick County through the end of July. If you want to learn more about the Team Effort youth mission camps, visit their website at http://www.teameffort.org/.

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