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Teens to participate in city workcamp

STEUBENVILLE — More than 300 teens and chaperones from around the country will be participating in a week-long Catholic HEART Workcamp in the Steubenville area from June 19-23.

It is in partnership with the Ohio Valley Youth Network and Catholic Central High School.

Their week of service reaches out to help those in need,” explained Bobbyjon Bauman of OVYN.

“From Monday to Thursday of that week, they will work on projects such as painting, general home repairs, cleaning, landscaping and interacting with children at churches and local daycare centers in low-income communities,” Bauman noted.

“They also will be involved in food distribution, homeless shelters and outreach centers,” he added.

Catholic HEART Workcamp started in 1993 in Orlando, Fla., with l00 campers.

Since then, the program has grown to include more than 13,000 campers in 50 cities across the country and several international camps.

The goal of HEART Workcamp is two-fold — it provides teens with a chance to serve and give back to the community and the opportunity to live out their faith, according to Bauman.

For details or to be a worksite, contact Bauman at (740) 409-2986 or e-mail Pamela Bauman at 740pam@gmail.com.

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