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From left, Sean Filzen and his uncle, Doug Francisco, from California and Washington state, work on the Reeves family's tree lot north of Bemidji. Filzen has taken on a cross-country trip, helping people along the way and videoing people he meets as a senior project for Marylhurst University in Oregon. Francisco took a month's leave from his work as a contractor to join the outreach service. Pioneer Photo/Molly Miron

Great American Bailout: Men cross country to lend helping hands

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Sean Filzen, a 26-year-old student at Marylhurst University in Oregon, chose a 30-day nationwide service outreach for his senior project.


With his uncle, Doug Francisco, and a van full of tools, he is traveling east from the West Coast to offering what he calls the Great American Bailout and National Neighbor Service Project.

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