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World Changers volunteers begin repairing homes around Baton Rouge

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Mayor Kip Holden joins volunteers in painting a home. (Source: Brandon Shackelford/WAFB) Mayor Kip Holden joins volunteers in painting a home. (Source: Brandon Shackelford/WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Students from across the country are making their way to Louisiana with plans to change the world.

Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden welcomed World Changers to the Capital City during a news conference Tuesday morning.

The faith-based organization of 180 student volunteers plans to repair 35 homes of disadvantaged and elderly residents.

The mayor’s office will sponsor these efforts, as the group makes repairs throughout the week. The teens will camp at Florida Boulevard Baptist Church during their visit.

“Sometimes, a lot of people just give up hope, ‘I'll never get this fixed,’ yet, there are enough great people out in the world and they actually go out to get the equipment and make sure that the homes are better and in much better shape than what they were when they first came,” Holden said.

There are 90 World Changer projects scheduled to take place in more than 85 cities from Canada to Florida this summer.

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