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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

June 17, 2022

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. The service is offered through the Handy Helper Program, which assists local seniors with a variety of one-time minor home maintenance services.

“We have about 150 homebound seniors who are asking for our help through this project, so the need is great,” said Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel. “But I am confident our community will respond and offer services that support these individuals and strengthen our neighborhoods.”

Senior Services is looking for groups, corporations, clubs or churches wishing to volunteer for a one day event that will assist seniors in maintaining home exteriors. Services will include flower bed cleanup, outdoor window washing, leaf raking, flower bed clean-up and small tree branch trimming.

“This is a great opportunity for organizations or businesses to give back to our community,” said Sheila Coté, director, Macomb County Office of Senior Services. “Many seniors have mobility issues and have difficulty with yard work. Offering this service provides a peace of mind for our seniors and allows them to continue aging in place.”

Senior Services will book clean up events based on volunteer availability and schedules. They will also provide all supplies needed (shovels, rakes, bags. etc.).

Individuals interested in getting involved can contact the Office of Senior Services at volunteer@macombgov.org or visit mca.macombgov.org/MCA-Seniors-MOW-Volunteer.

The Handy Helper Program is available to Macomb County seniors aged 60 and older and is currently accepting requests for assistance. 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

http://mca.macombgov.org/

For media inquiries only, please contact Tom Lehrer at 586-463-3523