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The Impact Project celebrates its 100th project

BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — The volunteers for the Impact Project know they might not necessarily change the world, but that won’t stop them from trying.

“The Southern Tier is full of great people, great people that want to make a difference. I know we can’t fix the whole area, but we are doing it one house at a time, we’re doing it and we stand here with our 100th project,” the Impact Project’s director, Jim Willard, said.

The group is fixing Jacqueline Townsend’s roof for its 100th project, and the homeowner couldn’t be more grateful.

“It means the world to me. I wish I could find something as big to give back or pay forward, and maybe I will some day, but it means everything to me,” she said.

In the organization’s 14 years of existence, more than 3,300 people have volunteered with its projects, and Willard says it’s all about supporting their community.

“There’s usually not a dry eye around, and you get no greater satisfaction than helping a person and giving and loving them,” he said.

The Impact Project was more than excited to be able to help Townsend, even in the rain, and she will use their support as motivation to never give up.

“Yes I am on disability, but I just try and keep moving. As my son tells me whatever is in motion stays in motion so as long as I keep fighting I will keep going,” said Townsend.

Josh Rosenblatt

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