Chambersburg Project seeking participants for summer 2011

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Chambersburg Project, Inc., a non-profit organization that makes free home repairs for the elderly, disabled and low-income residents of Franklin County is now accepting applications from home-owners in need of home repairs.  The repairs will be completed during a one-week, youth work camp from July 10 to 15. Home owners can receive assistance with repairs such as roof repair or replacement, porch repairs, construction of wheelchair ramps, exterior and interior painting, shrubbery trimming or removal, plumbing and electrical repairs.  All repairs are made by teens from area churches with supervision by skilled adults.

Chambersburg Project, Inc. is also looking for teens and adults to participate in the annual work camp.  During the day, crews of five to six young people along with two adult supervisors will make repairs to the homes of needy residents of Franklin County.  Teens spend each night at a local school enjoying music, guest speakers and devotional time.  Teens must have completed seventh-grade to participate in the work camp.  

Adults are also a vital part of the work camp.  Adults are needed to supervise work crews, transport teens to worksites, deliver building materials to worksites, prepare and serve meals each day.  Adults can volunteer for the entire week or just a day.  

The cost for a teen to participate in the work camp is $200.  The registration fee covers all lodging, three meals per day and a nightly snack, a Project T-shirt, and building supplies.  The deadline for registering is June 1.

Homeowners who would like information or an application for repairs or for teens or adults who would like to participate can contact the Chambersburg Project, Inc. To receive an application or request information call 717-261-0045, visit or email The mailing address is P.O. Box 1318, Chambersburg.