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Tampa Heights, Florida -- Home improvement guru Ty Pennington is helping to turn a vacant church into a children's community center.

PHOTOS:Ty Pennington, Sears volunteers help renovate church

The building on East Palm Avenue in Tampa Heights will serve 200 kids as the Tampa Heights Community and Youth Center where they can learn computer skills, healthy eating habits and other skills.

The church is nearly a 100 years old, so as you can imagine it needs quite a bit of work.

More than 80 Sears Home Services volunteers are stepping up to help through Building Community Together.

The President of the Tampa Heights Junior Community Association told 10 News renovations are in the final stretch, and they hope to have the center open in May.

Sears volunteers are also working on several nearby homes.

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