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Sea City Work Camp Allows Texas Teens to Lend a Helping Hand to Those Less Fortunate

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Starting in 1993, Sea City Work Camp in Corpus Christi has been helping to assist the community through the help of volunteers offering home repairs and renovations. This summer, over 80 Texas teens volunteered to work for a week making repairs to homes in the Corpus Christi area.

Camp foreman Morgan Cole recently told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times that the camp helps show area teens the reality for some of the city’s residents, and gives them the opportunity to help those who are less fortunate. “This camp helps remind us to give back. When I was a teenager, I was just like them and fell in love with helping others here at Sea City Work Camp. Seeing the kids be in the spot where I used to be all those years ago, always keeps me coming back,” he explained.

Sea City Work Camp Helps Texas Teen Give Back to the Corpus Christi Area

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Miranda Pilarczyk, a 17-year-old area high school student, said, “I started volunteering for Sea City four years ago when my family members would talk highly about the camp. Since then, I have loved every moment. It’s always a great time meeting new people and learning new life skills.” Other camp volunteers noted that those wishing to get involved with their community need only look for where the help is most needed, saying, “…building a roof for a week isn’t everybody’s idea of fun, but there are other organizations in our community that are eager to welcome volunteers wanting to make a difference. It all starts by getting yourself out there.”