HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Sixteen teens from Texas have spent the last week in Hattiesburg at the Fieldhouse for the Homeless helping to build a storage room in the rear of the facility.
The group is part of more than 80 teens volunteering in Hattiesburg this week from the Central Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church.
"We do all sorts of projects," said Sam Titsworth, adult leader. "We paint houses, we build wheel chair ramps. We work on anything and everything. It's just whatever the need is."
This is an annual mission the organization goes on in the summer. In past years they have visited many cities and towns helping where they can. This year there are up to 2500 teens doing volunteer work in Ala, and Ms.
"This is about serving. We teach these kids how to serve their community and serve their God.
With their mission complete the group is heading back to their homes in Texas Saturday morning.