Local students aim to make "positive" difference for homeless family, need volunteers

By: Tim Ciesco Email
By: Tim Ciesco Email

CLIFTON, Colo (KKCO) - A group of local students says it wants to make a "positive" difference in the life of a homeless family and the best way to do that is give them a home.

Monday, local non-profit Karis, Inc. turned the keys to a mobile home over to members of "Stay Positive" who will spend the next two months refurbishing it.

The group says it will need to install new floors, windows, and some appliances, as well as paint and do yard work.

Once the home is complete, Karis will help the group interview families to live in it. Specifically, they say they're looking for a family who can use the home as an opportunity to become self-sufficient.

"We really want to serve our community in different and unique ways," says Spencer Rockwell, a member of Stay Positive. "We want to get in touch with different parts of the community that we really want to encourage our message in."

The group says it will be working on the home during Share Fest and could use volunteers. Share Fest will take place April 24 - 25. Stay Positive says it will be working in two shifts both of those days, one at 10 a.m. and another at 4 p.m.

The home is located in the Candlewood Mobile Home Park off of 32 Road near D Road, Unit 158.

They say they're also looking for a person or a business who may be able to help them acquire and install a bathtub and a water heater.

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