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"We had a hailstorm last fall. I was planning on paying for it (the repair and reshingling)," said George Bents, Worthington (standing, center). Bents, a carpenter since 1979, has Parkinson's Disease, and fellow carpenters pitched in to do the wo...

Assisting George Bents
"We had a hailstorm last fall. I was planning on paying for it (the repair and reshingling)," said George Bents, Worthington (standing, center). Bents, a carpenter since 1979, has Parkinson's Disease, and fellow carpenters pitched in to do the work free of charge. Shingling of the house and garage was completed in just two days by the experienced crew. Standing with Bents is Merle Klosterbuer (left) and Butch Voss while on the roof is (from left) Les Voss, Toby Kerkaert, Jeff Meinders, Chad Schulz and De...

"We had a hailstorm last fall. I was planning on paying for it (the repair and reshingling)," said George Bents, Worthington (standing, center). Bents, a carpenter since 1979, has Parkinson's Disease, and fellow carpenters pitched in to do the work free of charge. Shingling of the house and garage was completed in just two days by the experienced crew. Standing with Bents is Merle Klosterbuer (left) and Butch Voss while on the roof is (from left) Les Voss, Toby Kerkaert, Jeff Meinders, Chad Schulz and Dennis Meyer. Other help included carpenters Lyle Voss, Chad Jeffers, Rod Obermoller and Doug Nau. "I was totally shocked. How do you ever pay this back?" said a thankful Bents.

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