Rake a Difference, A Day of Action for Seniors
It's that time of year again! United Way of Southwest Michigan has launched this year's annual Rake A Difference event.
Before winter hits, raking your yard and cleaning out your gutters is a vital step to ensure that spring snow melt does not cause water damage to your home or lawn. Many area seniors try to accomplish this work on their own, putting them at risk for falls and serious injury. United Way of Southwest Michigan invites YOU to lend a hand this year for this rewarding event.
On Thursday, November 12, hundreds of area volunteers, working as teams, will help seniors in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties rake and bag leaves and clean gutters as part of United Way's 10th annual "Rake A Difference." The service is FREE of charge and serves seniors, age 60 and older, who are unable to perform yard work and can't afford to pay for services. Seniors are helped on a first-come, first-served basis, dependent on the number of volunteers available.
"Every year, we receive an outpouring of thanks from seniors who are helped by our 'Rake A Difference' event. It means so much to them that volunteers do the hard work of raking their yards and cleaning their gutters," said Anna Murphy, President of United Way of Southwest Michigan. "Likewise, our volunteers love creating such meaningful impact in our community."
Volunteers can sign up at: uwsm.org/rake-a-difference Volunteer registration closes on Friday, October 16th.