(Las Animas, CO) -- Painting a home that badly needs it is expensive and when you can't afford to do it, it doesn't get done. However, it does when a service project like Paint and Connect comes in to handle it. It's the second year for the project that just wrapped up this week. Las Animas Councilwoman Cassandra Siefkas started the project that uses volunteers to scrape paint and paint homes in town.
This year, Las Animas was flooded with volunteer teens doing mission work from several states. Dozens and dozens of teenaged mission workers from several states traveled to SE Colorado to work in the heat and camp out to complete the project. In all, there were 66 volunteers from Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Missouri, and Minnesota who painted at least 10 homes in Las Animas according to a social media post.
We thought you'd like to see some photos of the week. Here's a little video recap of the week. (photos from social media account of the city of Las Animas)
(thanks for Amanda Leck for these videos) Each morning and evening the campers gathered to talk about how they saw God in the mission work they completed for the community.
And after a long hot day of paining they still had this energy...
Keep watching our page for a wrap up interview with Cassandra. When we reached out, she was busy returning all of the supplies the community donated to make this project happen.