Volunteers helping Utah County man make home repairs

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A Pleasant Grove man is getting help with his "honey-do" list of home repairs. He is suffering from terminal melanoma, and now a group of volunteers has stepped in to finish the list and do much more.

The volunteers are all working overtime during this long holiday weekend to give Marty Hill's home some much needed repairs. It's all going on while he and his family enjoy a vacation out of town.

Volunteers helping Utah County man make home repairs

The Heart 2 Home volunteers are busy repainting the entire home and doing work on the bathroom and laundry room, too. It's the 10th home makeover Heart 2 Home has sponsored in the past five years, and many of the volunteers helping out at the Hill's home today are previous recipients of a home makeover.

"What seems to happen is that people are so grateful they get interested in [how] the project [came] together for their family, and they get on board for the next. And so, at this point, pretty much all of our families who have been recipients have paid it forward with the other projects," explained Tiffany Berg, with the Heart 2 Home Foundation.

The organization has raised more than $2.5 million in donations over the years. Most of that is in the form of donations of supplies to help with these home makeovers.

The Hill family knows their house is getting some repairs, and they are trying to enjoy some time away while all of the work is going on.

The family will arrive home tomorrow night at 5:00 and see all of the improvements to their home. The volunteers promise they will be surprised!

E-mail: spenrod@ksl.com

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