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Update: Dozens of Volunteers Complete Labor Day of Love Project

They came, they cleared, they cleaned, and they transformed a cancer survivor's home.

When we first told you about the Labor Day of Love project on Friday, it was just a plan ready to be put into action. When the holiday came on Monday, volunteers put that plan into action in a very big way.

More than two dozen volunteers turned out to transform this home in Stowe Township, PA.

They cleared a side-yard full of debris and fixed the poor drainage. They tore down a crumbling fence and a whole lot more. Mike Williams started the Labor Day of Love with his brother, Bill Thomas. This is the 9th year they've blessed someone with this outpouring of kindness.

Mike gave me a tour of the work in progress Monday afternoon:

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Mike and Bill were able to raise more than their original goal of $1,000 through GoFundMe and they credit the following list of sponsors for making the effort a success:

  • Pittsburgh Drain Guys
  • Ruthrauff Sauer
  • Aunt Lottie's Closet
  • Mackenzie Randall Photography
  • Mr John of Pittsburgh
  • DeMarco Waste and Dumpster Service
  • Stewart Avenue Lutheran Church
  • C & B Seamless Gutters
  • Readshaw funeral home

Volunteers install pavers for a new walkway, while others landscaped the yard.

Mike and Bill have one final takeaway for you. They want you to see what they've done and be inspired to start something good in your neighborhood. It doesn't have to be on this grand of a scale. Even the simplest act of kindness goes a long way.

Check out the final stages of work captured and shared by Mackenzie Randall Photography :

Kim Howell checks out the work volunteers are doing to her home.

Fresh landscaping with mulch and blossoming flowers helps to brighten up the space.

Finishing touches to the new fence surrounding Kim's yard.

What a difference a day makes with an army of volunteers and an outpouring of support.

How can you start something good?
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