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Community Helps Repair Local Family Home

Broome County residents are trying to help out a local family.

Saturday, more than 60 volunteers came together to tear off and replace
the roofing of a family's home in Port Crane. The home belongs to Ken
and Margaret Grannis. The residents claim whenever it rains, water leaks into their household.

This project was put into action with a collaboration between the Impact Project and The Community Project of South Central New York.

Additional support was also given from local businesses like Bert Adams Disposal, Binghamton Agway and the First Baptist Church of Whitney Point.
The family says they're grateful for the contributions that have been made to improve their home.

"I'd like to give back to them sometime, if I'm able to. I owe them so much. I can't express it anymore than that," said homeowner Kenneth Grannis.
"When we get done, hopefully by around dinner time, they won't have to do another roof ever again. This will be it for them," said Director of The Impact Project Jim Willard.

After this project more than 1,900 volunteers have assisted with home repairs through the Impact Project. This is the groups' 72nd repair job since the organization began in 2004.