BRATTLEBORO -- Earlier this summer, Brattleboro Union High School was host home to a non-profit group, workcampNE, based out of Southern New Hampshire.

From July 3 through 12, school officials allowed the group to take over their facility: using the kitchen, cafeteria, all-purpose rooms, gyms, showers and annex. In all, 125 volunteers from all over the country worked on 16 homes of families in need of free home repairs. Names were referred to workcampNE through Southeastern Vermont Community Action. Work done included roof replacement, painting, window/door replacement -- anything considered "non structural."

"workcampNE would like to say a resounding ‘thank you' to Robert Clark and Kathy Rouleau from BUHS," the group said in a release. "They, along with their talented teams, were welcoming and warm towards the volunteers. It's through partnering organizations such as these that many lives were impacted. Families are being kept warmer, safer and dryer, while teen, junior high, college-aged and adult volunteers have learned valuable lessons of giving back to the community."

For more information on workcampNE, call 603-424-3600 or visit