Teens help clean-up Sandpoint

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by HAYLEY GUENTHNER & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on August 3, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Updated Sunday, Aug 3 at 5:21 PM

SANDPOINT, Idaho.—A group of teenagers with a truck drove around Sunday afternoon looking for ways to help clean-up debris left by a storm that rolled through Sandpoint the night before. The group from Canada was vacationing in the area when the storm hit Saturday evening.

The storm left behind downed trees, power lines, and sunken boats on nearly every corner.  Overwhelmed homeowners began chipping away at the agonizing task of cleaning up their properties.The four teenage boys, who traveled to Sandpoint for their summer vacation, got a front-row seat during all of the chaos.

“It was a big storm, there was nothing we could do,” said one of the boys. “We cleaned up our house first.”

Their work did not stop at the house they were vacationing in. They began driving around the area offering to help others.

"This whole place is just amazing,” said one of the vacationers. “Every summer we come here and just have such a good time. It’s good to give back to the community.”

The teens refused to be compensated, saying their contribution was just part of a ‘neighborhood thing.’ Neighbors said they were grateful for the help and that no one was seriously injured. 

 

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