Group Weekend Workcamp Hammond, Indiana
Join the struggle of a proud city determined to overcome adversity.
Once the home of a booming industrial economy, Hammond has been hit harder than most by the recent economic collapse, and with the close of factories, residents have experienced a loss of income and hope. The population has dropped nearly 40,000 in the last 40 years, leaving behind a struggling elderly and young adult population. Jobs are hard to find here, and what few there are don’t pay much.
The people of Hammond know you are coming—in fact, many have waited for years to receive your help. You’ll be amazed at how a simple coat of fresh paint can restore a person’s self-esteem, or how a sturdy new wheelchair ramp can restore the freedom of someone whose disability has kept them trapped in their house for years.
Challenges come and go with changing times, but your group can bring lasting hope and needed service to these great people. Your work here will be truly meaningful as part of an on-going, sustainable effort by caring people determined to rebuild their city. You will truly be changing lives, including your own.
For ages 12+