1-WEEK HOME REPAIR WORKCAMP: RACINE, WI
Group Workcamps are high-energy and action-packed, yet powerful and life-changing!
About Group Workcamps
Group Cares is a non-profit organization recruiting young people from across the country to give back to their communities through community service work.Group Cares offers several unique multi-day mission trip experiences that take place in the spring, summer, and fall.
Group Cares Home Repair Workcamps are high-energy home repair mission trips during which youth work hard to improve the living situations of people in need while also building strong relationships with friends and youth leaders. Participants will do home repairs for local residents during the week. Residents either cannot afford to pay for these repairs or cannot physically do the work; they are humbled and excited that participants offer to do these repairs for them at no cost. As the local organizer, we select repairs within the skillset of the youth (or that they can learn quickly enough) and that can be completed during the duration of one week.
Group Workcamp - Destination:Racine, WI
June 17 - 23, 2018
On Sunday, June 18, 2017 more than 330 young adults (age 14-19) and their adult leaders descended on Racine for a week-long Home Repair Mission trip. They arrived carrying food items for our local food pantry along with creating lots of energy and excitement. In their luggage they carried hammers, paint brushes, tarps, rain gear, and sunscreen. In six short days, these students from youth groups across the country repaired and transformed 46 homes - and strengthened and transformed their own faith.They came to Racine ready to provide home repairs at no cost for elderly, disabled, and disadvantaged people in designated areas of the community who needed help with minor home repairs. Project crews were kept busy doing projects like... interior and exterior painting, building/repairing porches, steps, fences, and wheelchair ramps, and numerous other simple home repairs.
Workcamp continues to have a powerful financial impact on our community this year, with more than $100,000 of donated materials and labor and more than $200,000 free home repairs for needy residents.
Racine Neighborhood Watch, Inc. has now completed nineteen consecutive years co-sponsoring with Group Workcamps and organizing these week-long Home Repair Mission trips where, on average, 60 to 80 Racine-area homes receive a makeover each year. After witnessing more than 10,000 participants complete work on over 1,000 homes, Racine Group Workcamp is preparing for yet another successful Workcamp in 2018! Perhaps we will add your home to the list of successfully completed projects!
Group Workcamp - another way Racine Neighborhood Watch lives out our mission 'helping to create safe, friendly, and attractive neighborhoods throughout the Racine community'.