A group of teens put in some hard work Tuesday to help a former NFL star clean up his home. Former Patriot Brian Holloway's property was damaged and vandalized by more than 300 young people who broke in and threw a wild party. Erin Vannella has more on the cleanup.
STEPHENTOWN, N.Y. -- "I was getting the tweets! That's our house! That's what? Wait. Are you serious?" said former NFL tackle Brian Holloway.
Scarred, broken, trashed, but not beaten, Brian Holloway stares down an estimated $20,000 in damage.
"I blew right past furious and so the way I react to tremendous adversity is all positive, powerful ways," said Holloway.
Three hundred people trespassed and partied on the former NFL tackle's Stephentown property late night August 31. Weeks later, the cleanup continues.
"There's holes in the walls, there's glass, windows shattered, trash, cups, paper and plastic everywhere," said Albany resident Abby Ingraham.
With the help of friends, neighbors and volunteers, eight of ten windows have already been replaced, floors stripped and holes patched. But even as the tab grows, it's the lesson the 300 haven't learned that Holloway and those close to him say they worry about most.
"My biggest thing is you're young adults and you've got to start taking responsibility for your own actions. A little respect goes a long way as well," said Ingraham.
"It's a pretty serious movement where all the community needs to respond. All that happened is an indictment on the community. What did we miss," said Holloway.
Since partiers spray painted their names and tweeted clear paths to their identities, more than 100 have already been listed as possible participants. The Rensselaer County Sheriff's department has yet to make any arrests.
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Holloway is still working to rebuild the vacant home, if you want to pitch in and help, visit www.helpmesave300.com .