Volunteers Wake Up Early To Touch Up Homes In Hartford

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About 50 volunteers and four Hartford neighborhoods. The organization Rebuilding Together Hartford spent Saturday helping elderly residents with some work around the house.

It’s not a big lawn, but lots and lots of leaves. And the 80-year-old woman who lives here can’t handle the job herself, so Stone Street was the first stop for the Rebuilding Together Hartford volunteers on Saturday morning.

Stop two was Oakland Terrace.

Leomie White is 81 years old.  In her working years, she was at K-Mart. Then she was a teacher.

“I was delighted to work with the children,” said Mrs. White.

Nowadays she is coping with diabetes so she is grateful someone else will handle the yard work.

“Ladies and gentlemen, I thank you for being here,” said Mrs. White.

Art Diaz from Eagle Rivet in Bloomfield brought his kids to help with this volunteer project.

“The kids nowadays spend too much time with the Xbox. I want to get them out and show them helping people makes you feel good, and these are the people were trying to help,” he said.

Last thing volunteers did Saturday was put up a new gate for Mrs. White.  New gate, clean yard, new door.  She didn’t ask for this help, but Rebuilding Together Hartford reached out to her, because they recognized the need.

For more information on the organization, click here to visit the Rebuilding Together Hartford website.

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