Catholic Charities is thankful to have the Catholic HEART Workcamp teens back at Helping Hands of St. Louis for the third year in a row. In past years, the high school volunteers built a handicap ramp and shelving for the clothing center, fixed a fence and landscaped.
This year, the teens painted several rooms in the outreach center, repaired broken concrete and installed a water drain. One teen astonished staff, volunteers and clients with a mural of Jesus in the soup kitchen cafeteria.
“I look forward to these students coming every year,” said Paul Cook, Helping Hands director. “They do such a great job and make an impact on the surrounding neighborhood. The students also seem to get a lot of fulfillment out of helping people. They don’t often see this level of poverty, and it seems to open their eyes.”