Joe's Job: Faith Works Handyman

13News Now Joe Flanagan gets his hands dirty with a volunteer group known as the Faith Works Coalition -- a group that helps rehab homes.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- So there I was, smack dab in the middle of some serious nail pounding and having a tough time. I was working with an amazing group known as Faith Works Coalition. A group of men and women who spent years volunteering with Habitat For Humanity and decided to form their own group. And have they ever been busy. Since 2008 they have rehabbed over 500 homes. The home I was helping with was a single mother who had a fire. The entire interior was damaged from the heat and the entire exterior was being replaced. A big job.

"Well I like to work with my hands and God gave me a few talents and he's blessed me throughout my life and it's time to give back a little," said Richard Norman.

The more I worked the more I picked up on a serious need here too.

"We need more volunteers. Someone with skills and someone who knows what they are doing. But there's always a lot of carry, lift so anybody with willing hands can volunteer with Faith Works Coalition," said Bob Brendan, project manager.

It felt really good doing this Joe's Job.

"We're trying to keep people in their homes and we do repairs to keep them warm, safe and dry," said Carol Marinak, Faith Works Coalition.

And this is exactly what they provided for the Fulford family.

"But Faith Works they're truly a blessing. I mean they're really from the Lord. And it it wasn't for them I don't know what we would have done," said Stephanie Fulford.

So how would I do working with this group?

"I think you'd be great. You'd do a great job I saw you swing a hammer and you pounded the nails and I'd like to have your cameraman Tony cause he's younger than us," concluded Bob Brendan.

If you want to read more about Faith Works and the group's community involvement, click here.


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