Making a World of a Difference

Drew Douglas reports,

For 15 summers, World Changers has been coming to Casper to help renovate the homes of those in need.

I had the opportunity to spend an afternoon with one lucky recipient who's having her home and her world changed.

"They're just the hands and feet of God," Flossie Reeb said.

64-year-old Flossie Reeb lived in this house as a baby and after her parents passed away 15 years ago, she moved back in.

She suffers from Alzheimer's and says she has trouble maintaining the home that's been in her family for 69 years.

"I can't do things like this," she said.

Enter World Changers, a national organization of middle school to college students who volunteer one week of their summer to help spruce up homes across the country.

For Reeb's place, they're re-doing the roof, replacing doors, trimming the landscape and painting the exterior.

Volunteers like Nicole Syder from Kennewick, Washington help with a higher power in mind.

"We come out here and we do these projects and we help out the local community, but more importantly we're sharing the love of Christ.  That's our main focus and main purpose this entire week," Syder said.

Syder and the other volunteers in Casper are staying at Centennial Junior High, but still have to pay $250 out of their own pocket to be here.

The City of Casper provides the materials, and world changers provides the Labor.

The labor Reeb is most looking forward is the paint job.

Overall, she's just grateful for the entire experience.

"They're just the most fabulous, friendly, godly [people].  They're just awesome!  I'm just in awe!" Reeb said.

World Changers leaves town on Saturday after fixing up 24 homes this summer, bringing their grand total to 435 in 15 years.