KENNEWICK, Wash.- Saturday some Tri-Citians picked up their hammers and work gear and helped their neighbors out as part of Habitat for Humanity's 3rd annual Impact Day.
Volunteers from Tri-City businesses and organizations teamed up to sponsor the rebuilding and repairing of local homes like Sherry Woodrome's. The volunteers came to the rescue and got to work on homes for the elderly, veterans, low-income families and the disabled. For the volunteers it was inspirational work, but for the homeowners it was complete gratitude.
"For everyone to show up and volunteer their whole day, that's huge. Not too many people do that anymore, so yeah it's great," said Greg Delange, a volunteer.
"This is just absolutely phenomenal. I cannot express how thankful I am. Everybody showed up and they worked hard all day. I'm just very, very thankful," said Sherry Woodrome.
Habitat for Humanity had plenty of help Saturday from sponsors including Wendy's who supplied lunchtime meals. Many of the volunteers we spoke with said they hope to participate with the impact day again next year.