Volunteers are swinging hammers and raising spirits this weekend in east Nashville as part of the Rebuilding Together project.
Channel 4 is lending a helping hand with the group that makes home improvements for people in need.
Fifteen homes are getting critical repairs and renovations by a band of dedicated volunteers.
"This is my passion. I love helping other people, and I love the opportunity to really make a difference in a community. And that's what building a healthy neighborhood is. It's the ability to transform a whole neighborhood and a whole community in a couple days with a lot of people," said volunteer Megan Kruse.
Rebuilding Together travels the country to neighborhoods in need and recruits local volunteers.
Channel 4 News anchor and reporter Alan Frio was spotted slinging paint on a door at one home Friday.
"They can't trust me around plumbing, nor electricity. I mean, that would be very dangerous. So I've been scraping and painting all day. That's about the only thing I can do," Frio said.
And for Channel 4 News reporter Jennifer Herron, her bucket of cement was more clogged up than Interstate 65 at rush hour.
"I've been up since 2 in the morning, so it's been a long day - a hot day. But it was so worth it. I don't think I've ever laughed so much in a few years. It was a great time," Herron said.
More volunteers are welcome to help on Saturday. If you are interested in joining, head to Glen Enhanced Option Elementary School, located at 322 Cleveland Street, at 8 a.m. Organizers will sign you up and assign you to work.
For more information on Rebuilding Together, visit: http://rebuildingtogether.org/.
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