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Grab a rake, shovel or hammer and get ready to help fix an elderly or disabled person's home this Saturday for the annual Christmas in Action event.

“We're shooting for 200 volunteers,” said Hank Jones, who's heading up this year's Christmas in Action effort.

Bring your own hand tools (make sure your name is on them) or use furnished ones. No power tools are needed, but trailers for hauling away debris would be appreciated.

Volunteers will repair up to 10 homes in Glen Rose and Somervell County. Most of the repairs involve painting, minor carpentry work, roof repair and outside cleanup.

Companies such as First Financial Bank, Luminant and Town & Country Bank, churches, local organizations and the Glen Rose Independent School District are sending volunteers. Anyone interested may become a volunteer by picking up an application at Higginbotham Bros., First United Methodist Church or Century 21 Quad J Realty.

Christmas in Action raised about $9,000 in donations for this year's service project. The people receiving services on their homes either applied to the nonprofit or were nominated.

Volunteers will meet at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Family Center of First United Methodist Church to be assigned to a team.

Workers will receive a barbecue lunch at noon and a T-shirt.

For more information, call Hank Jones at 897-9240.