Hope Village and the United Methodist Church Disaster Response have teamed up to clean up Roosevelt Park.
Kelli Volk has the story on how teens and veterans are restoring the park.
Giving up a part of your summer vacation to do community service in another state is a generous deed.
Minot's Roosevelt Park welcomed volunteer team today as they traveled to the Magic City to put in time and effort refurbishing the Roosevelt Statue, the Medal of Honor, and the band shelter.
(Bob Lower, United Methodist Church Disaster Response)"We have teams coming in for the next three weeks, United Methodist Campers, who have decided rather than camping for fun, they're camping to do the work and to help out the community with the flood work that needs to be done."
The teams consist of youth and veterans traveling from Ohio, Minnesota, South Dakota and Montana.
The teams stay overnight at Burlington High School and catch the bus early in the morning each day to begin working.
Pulling weeds, restoring benches, and clearing out trees are not new jobs to these teams.
(AJ Ozanne, Servant Heart Ministries)"We go where we're needed. And so, when we heard about the flood last year we said that's where we're needed next summer and we have done flood work before in Cedar Rapis and in Lanesboro."
These next three weeks spent performing various jobs in the park are not the traditional activities you would find at summer camp.
While the teams have their work cut out for them, it seems they wouldn't have it any other way.
(Bob Lower, United Methodist Church Disaster Response)"Well, they could have spent their time at home or in a camp with a water park and all of that stuff and they've all chosen to come here and work. It's part of their personal ministries and the camp system is supporting that by giving them the vehicle to do that through the camp system."
In Minot, Kelli Volk, KX News.
The teams are also volunteering their services at Oak Park.