Home Repair in Parsons, Kansas
Parsons was founded in 1870 to be the headquarters of the Kansas Missouri Texas Railroad, better known as the “Katy Railroad.” During and after World War II, it was home to a plant that supplied ammunition to our armed forces. But the sale of the railroad in the late 1980s led to the loss of jobs and broke a link to the city’s history. The military tried to close the ammunition plant in 2005, though today it still operates in a limited capacity. Today almost 15% of the population lives below the poverty line.
Your group will stay in a modern school facility with tons of showers—private for the girls—a huge cafeteria, and air-conditioning throughout.
Your group can expect to bring new life to aging homes through interior and exterior painting as well as other light carpentry projects, including construction of porches and wheelchair ramps. Projects will be specially scaled for both Junior and Senior High students.
Our partner in Parsons is a leading local church that has already co-sponsored several Workcamps with us over the past several years. They have an outstanding track record of serving their needy neighbors and supporting our goal of encouraging spiritual growth in youth!