Students volunteer for hurricane debris cleanup

CALLAWAY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A group of young people from near and far are proving that giving back has no age limit.

One group of high school and college students spent the day Friday in Callaway clearing debris off a property for homeowners now living in a trailer. (WJHG/WECP)

Mission 850 is a faith-based volunteer initiative. The group is comprised of high school and college students from various Catholic churches.

Friday's group from Niceville and South Carolina spent the day cleaning debris off the property of one family who lost their home and is now living in a trailer.

Adrienne Pelletier, Volunteer Coordinator of Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida, said, "They called us at Catholic Charities and we came out and did a home intake and we saw the need and decided we needed to come out and help."

Volunteer, Ari Flanagan, said, "No matter what happens, whether it be a hurricane, flooding, any sort of disaster, it's like there's always hope. You're gonna be able to find a way to get back on your feet, whether that's the way you lived before or something completely different, there are always people that are gonna come help you and give you what you need."

Volunteer groups for Mission 850 will be in the area through July. Anyone interested in signing up to volunteer can visit their website.

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