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Macomb Community Action
Health and Community Services
21885 Dunham Road, Suite 10, Clinton Township, MI 48036
(586) 469-6999

Contact: Sheila Coté

Phone: (586) 783 0959

Email: sheila.cote@macombgov.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 27, 2021

Volunteers needed for yard cleanup project aimed at helping homebound seniors

The Macomb County Office of Senior Services is in need of volunteers to assist with a yard cleanup initiative for local seniors. The service is offered through the Handy Helper Program, which assists seniors with a variety of one-time minor home maintenance services.

"The Macomb County Office of Senior Services continues to develop innovative programs that are positively impacting the lives of older residents across Macomb County," said County Executive Mark A. Hackel. "With the help of volunteers we can lend a helping hand to our homebound seniors. This is a great opportunity to give back to our seniors and to strengthen our neighborhoods."

The volunteers will provide services such as leaf raking, tree branch trimming, outdoor window washing and flower bed cleanup. Currently, there are 150 homebound seniors that need this assistance.

“This is a great opportunity for an organization or business to give back to our community,” said Sheila Coté, director, Office of Senior Services. “We are looking for small groups of individuals from companies, civic organizations, churches and/or student groups to volunteer for a one day project assisting seniors with yard clean up. Our goal is to support seniors’ ability to maintain their homes while aging in place.”

Individuals interested in volunteering can contact the Office of Senior Services at volunteer@macombgov.org.

The Handy Helper Program is available to Macomb County Seniors 60+. Services in this program include heavy duty cleaning, pest control, carpet cleaning, and repair or replacement of light bulbs, weather stripping, faucets etc. To access this service please contact the Office of Senior Services at 586 469 5228 (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

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21885 Dunham Road, Suite 10, Clinton Township, MI 48036

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