Christmas in October volunteers jump into giving season to repair KC homes for 34th year

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Christmas is still months away, but one group is getting a jump start on the giving season.

More than 40 volunteers with Christmas in October worked to repair one Kansas City area home Thursday.

"Blessed, I'm blessed," said Bille Moss, homeowner. 

Christmas came early this year for Moss. 

"I thank God that they chose me this year," said Moss. 

Moss was just one homeowner selected for Christmas in October. 

Kansas City, Kansas Police teamed up with Amerigroup for the second year, volunteering their time to help those who need it most.

"We live here so this is our community, so the better it looks, the better we look," said Elaine Moore, Kansas City, Kansas police officer. 

Christmas in October takes place during the second week of the month. Volunteers do what they can to make the homes safer and more livable. 

"General clean-up, things that she can't do because she's elderly, so it's up to us to pick up the slack for her," said Moore.

Saturday and Sunday, hundreds more will undergo repair work. The homes belong to elderly residents, veterans, and people with disabilities.

Christmas in October has been giving back for 34 years. This year they have reached a milestone, repairing more than 9,000 homes.

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