Photos: Many hands make light the work

The Enterprise — Melissa Hale-Spencer

Irene Bagdoian, left, of Westborough, Mass., an adult volunteers, gives some painting tips to Shannon O’Brien, 18, of Pennsylvania. O’Brien, who was at a similar Christian work camp a couple of years ago, said she likes to paint and to meet people. “This particular group is very interdenominational,” said Bagdoian. “They come at their faith in different ways, not pushing one particular viewpoint. They can express their faith, their desire to help humanity through painting.”

Hundreds of teen volunteers converged in Guilderland last week to help as many as 70 local residents with free home repairs. The  Group Mission Trips work camp sponsored by St. Madeleine Sophie Parish. The teens stayed at Guilderland High School, sleeping on classroom floors.