CHAPEL HILL -- Some realtors stepped away from the homes and volunteered their time Monday morning.

Members of the Orange-Chatham Association of Realtors helped out at Chapel Hill High School. They tackled various projects such as beautifying the memorial garden, painting the walls and cleaning out the school's trophy case.

"Today is a day of service for us. It's an opportunity for our association to give back," said Sandra Paul, president of the Association.

Their efforts are timely. Orange County officials say the school is in desperate need of repairs. Repairs include replacing concrete, upgrading the HVAC infrastructure and bringing the school up to code. In November, residents will vote on a $125 million bond referendum. Part of the money will go to repairing schools.

Organizers say the goal of Monday's service project was to tackle some of the projects that's not included in the bond referendum proposal.

The association says members will help out at other schools in the area.