Upstate group stages house makeover project in Williamston - FOX Carolina 21

Upstate group stages house makeover project in Williamston

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WILLIAMSTON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Saturday an Upstate group of volunteers will make over a house in Williamston. The residence is rundown, but it's been home to a physically disabled Upstate couple for 20 years.

It's all thanks to the Lean On Me project. The family that helped organize it all might surprise you because they've been going through a rough time themselves.

The Dial family has endured two tragic deaths in the family. Their daughter Lacee Dial was killed in a car accident in September 2012, and their sister Debra Davis was murdered early in 2013.

The family says this Lean On Me project is an effort to heal.

"This is a way of grieving. This is a way of getting through that pain," said Jan Dial. "There's no other way to get through it than by showing love to others."

Making over the house won't be an easy feat. The plumbing, electrical wire and general appearance of the house needs a lot of help.

"It's sad. I've been on mission trips to the Dominican Republic, and the homes there are better than this," said Dial.

The group hopes to complete most of the work Saturday morning. They are looking for more volunteers to help out starting at 8 a.m. Saturday. The house is located at 311 Mattison Street in Williamston. The group is also selling T-shirts to raise funds. For more information, click here.

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