Passport campers help clean up Danville home

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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) A Danville woman is thanking students from all over the United States for helping clean up her home.

"It's always been my dream when I left this house at 18 years old. It was always my dream, to come back and fix this house up," Home owner Mary Britton said.

For two years now, Britton has been working to clean up her home along Park Avenue.

Over the last couple of weeks, she's had plenty of help.

"They just came from above, I think. I did a lot of praying about it and I just prayed that God would send me somebody and they just came up one day and said we are going to paint your house," Britton said.

This is the fifth year, Passport Camps has made their way to Danville.

Britton's home made the list of mission sites this year along several other homes, God's Storehouse and Cardinal Village.

"Shingles off the roof of the shed with my buddies Ben and Grey," Camper Hannah Franklin said.

Students learning how to give back and put others first, as they paint and clean up Britton's home.

"It feels good when you do it and you feel like you've accomplished something really big. Even if it's the smallest thing, you know you are helping someone else. That make a change in somebody's life," Camper Marcus Bartholomew said.

The campers stay at Averett University.

They have bible study in the morning and then head out to the mission sites.

Leaders want students to get out of their comfort zone and realize the positive impact they can have on others.

"Especially just climbing a ladder and just painting that just makes me feel like I've done so much more," Bartholomew said.

"The thing that is so awesome to me is that they are such a witness to the community. Of what they can do. It only takes one person to make a difference and these guys have really made a difference in my life, " Britton said.