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Hundreds of youth help those in need around the Chattahoochee Valley

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COLUMBUS, Ga. - Hundreds of youth at area churches helped those in those in need in the community. News Three's Naomi Keitt caught up with one of the groups and tells us how they spent their day.

Elizabeth Hezekiah has lived in Columbus for years. A retired school teacher who has educated many children right here in Muscogee County. On Saturday, students from First Baptist Church spent their day helping the woman. After 2 knee replacement surgeries, she's found it hard to move around and clean like she wants.

"It's just a lot of things that have piled up that I wasn't able to do. They came out to help me clean the stuff up to get my house and yard back in order," said Hezekiah.

The group of students raked leaves in her yard, cleaned out an outdoor shed, and helped sort through Hezekiah's belongings so she could keep the things she needs and donate the things she doesn't need. Sean Mullins, on of the volunteers, has worked on several projects for One Block, One Vision. That is the program that gets several churches together to hlep members of the Chattahoochee Valley Community.

"It feels good just to be able to help people and know that I'm making a difference," said Mullins.

Hezekiah says she is thankful for the students' help.

"It's a good feeling to have someone to come and help. When you've given of yourself, and have them to come and help me, it's just a blessing," said Hezekiah.
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