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Unemployed Helping Beautify Community


Reporter: Heather Rosenbaum | Videographer: RJ Burnette

Danville, VA - A group of unemployed Danville residents are getting together to beautify the community.

It's all part of an organization called Urban Renewal Coalition.

So far this year, they have fixed up 10 local houses for people in need free of charge.

Together they paint, work on plumbing, put in floors and do whatever else needs to get done.

They say that it helps make the community nicer and it can lead to paid jobs.

"I am trying to teach the community if we learn to work together and we show other people that we have a work ethic there is a possibility to get a job," said Reginald Chappelle, president of Urban Renewal Coalition.

They say sponsors pay for supplies and help fund the projects. They are planning on working next on a 108-year-old man's house.

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