“Before winter hits, raking your yard and cleaning out gutters is a vital step to ensuring 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.” (Tomshack, 2019) .
Many organizations have picked up this important volunteer opportunity, to rake leaves for the elderly. Kiwanis lends a helping hand with North Ridgeville’s seniors every season to help clean up leaves from yards and gutters. It really brings smiles to everyone, the seniors really appreciate it and the Key Club kids enjoy working and playing at the same time. We usually rake about 10 houses.
Another site about volunteers getting together for a huge leaf raking event and telling how fulfilling it is to see the community to work together.
Tomshack, J. (2019, September 12). “Rake A Difference” volunteers to help seniors with fall yard work. Retrieved from https://www.uwsm.org/media-releases/2019/9/12/rake-a-difference-volunteers-to-help-seniors-with-fall-yard-work.