Catholic high school students are giving up a week of their summer vacation to do service projects around Tampa Bay.

On Thursday, a large group of those students went to Clearwater to paint the house of an elderly woman whose home was damaged by Hurricane Irma last year.

On Friday, students will be restoring the Veterans Tribute Garden at ServiceSource on Whitney Road. The nonprofit organization provides rehabilitation and employment services for people with disabilities.

Both of these service projects are part of the Good Samaritan Project, which aims to help our local community. Click here to learn more about the initiative.

Make it easy to keep up-to-date with more stories like this. Download the 10News app now.

Have a news tip? Email desk@wtsp.com, or visit our Facebook page or Twitter feed.