CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - It has been nearly six months since Hurricane Harvey blew through and in the small town of Refugio, more than 100 homes are still in need of major roof repairs.
Fortunately for them, some volunteers from Pennsylvania have showed up to help.
The group of young men on the roof of Ron Nelson's home Wednesday were from Pennsylvania. They volunteer for CARE, an Amish non-profit group. They are going around Refugio putting tarps on the homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
"We came down on a bus with 60 people and we're staying for two weeks, so this is actually our second to last day," CARE volunteer Michael Smoker said. "We're heading back tomorrow night."
The non-profit works to help people around the country rebuild after disasters, and that's why they came down to the Coastal Bend to help folks in places like Rockport and Refugio.
Ron Nelson owns a home along 2nd Street and couldn't be happier that the young men were putting a tarp on his damaged roof.
"I think they're an awful good group to come down here and do this," Nelson said. "Give up their time with their families. I don't know, maybe they wanted to get out of that cold in Pennsylvania."
"There is some satisfaction to helping others," CARE volunteer Marlin Fisher said. "I wanted to see Texas as well, and just get away from some of the cold and winter and come down and have some fun."
The Refugio County Volunteer Reception Center worked to have the group help around town. That's because there are still over 100 homeowners like Nelson who still need repairs to their homes and don't have the money to do the work.
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