Volunteers work together to renovate valley homeless shelter

- Dozens of local labor union volunteers put in work to fix up a place that's had 20 years of wear-and-tear.

Twenty years of helping others at some of the lowest points of their life.

A place where residents don't know where they would be without it.

Lori Weathersby is a single mother who cam across hard times before the Labor Community Service Agency came to her to help by giving her affordable shelter in a safe and soon to be beautiful environment.

"It's going to give me a good quality of life, so that I can raise my son and get prepared for the future," she said.

Today's project is about offering even more hope. It's organized by the Labor Community Service Agency, which operates the complex.

Stephen Sparks says a fresh coat of paint can do wonders.

"Having a beautiful place to live is important, even if you don't have a lot of resources," he said. "If you're down on your luck and you're living in affordable housing, it doesn't mean you have to live in housing that doesn't look good."

A project, not only good for the tenants, but also for the community. 

Today is about a change of scenery that will hopefully spark change in lives.

"Summertime is coming," Sparks said. "We don't have a pool, but we do have benches and barbecue pits. It'll be really nice and just wait until you guys come before and after and it'll be real nice."

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