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National group leaves positive impact on region


COMMERCE – Dozens of Commerce residents are enjoying numerous improvements made to their home last week, thanks to a visit by the U.M. Army.

The United Methodist Action Reach-Out Mission by Youth and its roughly 65 high school-aged volunteers setup camp in the city last week, providing low-income, elderly and disabled citizens various services including wheelchair ramp installation.

Suzanne Dickinson was one the group's clients. Her friend filled out an application for Dickinson through church. She told KETR, "It [the wheelchair ramp] is going to be wonderful. It's going to be easy to get up and down it."

The U.M. Army also helps to repair leaky roofs, paints, performs various yard work tasks and more.

"They have reonvated my, gave me a new car port. And they will be fixing a leak in my kitchen, in my little back room. My utility room," said Claudia Record, who applied for assistance through the Meals on Wheels Program.

Hear our feature on the U.M. Army by clicking play above.