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Spring forward project spruces up vacant homes in South Bend

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The Spring Forward House Rehab project wrapped up Sunday after three days of cleaning up a South Bend neighborhood.

The Neighborhood Resources Corporation teamed up with C-Stack Studios to improve the appearance of vacant homes.

The project focused on homes that students of Muessel Elementary School have to pass on their way to school.

Students and parents from Muessel were asked to join in on the effort by painting boards to be used on windows and doors.

"I think that's a good, certainly civics lesson for them." says Executive Director Neighborhood Resources Corporation, Diana Hess. "A lesson on how to be engaged in the community and work to make things happen and that you can work to make your community a better place."

There were over 450 volunteers who contributed to the project. Over the three day span, the groups were able to board up 45 homes.

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