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St. Mary students volunteer with Rebuilding Together program


Students, faculty and staff from St. Mary's College were out in South Bend on Saturday afternoon painting and cleaning up a home. They were working with the St. Joseph County Rebuilding Together chapter to improve the Lynn Joyce Dolson's home.  

Rebuilding Together is a national program that improves the homes of the elderly, people with disabilities or low-income residents. The improvement may include painting, cleaning, raking and planting. Dolson says she could not thank the volunteers of St. Mary's and everyone else who contributed enough for bettering her home. 

"When I came out and saw all the girls the only thing I could think was Girl Power. It's wonderful," she said.  "I think I'm going to end up sleeping in my car tonight so I can see the house when the sun comes up." 

This was the ninth year St. Mary's has been involved with Rebuilding Together. There were around 50 volunteers in total from the college. The St. Joseph County Rebuilding chapter has improved nearly 700 homes since the program started in 1989.

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