Volunteers help a local county

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Reporter: Mychaela Bruner
Photographer: Michael Bradford

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Ky—A population of about 10,000 people. It may be small, but when the community comes together it is mighty. A group of Impact Kentucky volunteers helped out with various projects in Livingston County today.

Those projects included lawn work, painting, roof repair and cleaning gutters. Mary Ann Pirtle has lived in her Smithland home for 67 years. She said her home is her pride and job, but lately it has been difficult to keep up with the yard work.

Teresa Jeffrey is an Impact Kentucky volunteer. "Just a small, small thing that I'm doing here, we're doing today to know that it could have an impact beyond our imagination on somebody's life and let them know that there is help for them and they are not alone. It is just such a good feeling," said Jeffrey.

All the help around the house is a huge help to Pirtle. "You can see what they're working on, it's just not a little task. That's why I felt that I did need some help. I'm very grateful," said Pirtle.

The Livingston County landfill is providing free service today for all impact workers to bring yard waste. Impact Kentucky volunteers helped fix up 36 homes today. There are about 100,000 impact volunteers across the state of Kentucky. To get involved with Impact Kentucky, click here.

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