OKLAHOMA CITY–When Mitchell Hearn began working with a demolition crew at the First National Center months ago, he didn’t like the job.

But he’ll soon earn his first paycheck, and he said he’s glad to bring home 10 percent of his earnings, about $29 for a 40-hour week. The other 90 percent is deducted for taxes, insurance, transportation and housing provided at a sober living residence. He’s among two dozen or so workers who have been volunteering six days per week, tearing out the inside of the historic building.

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