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Dozens of volunteers improve seniors' homes on National Day of Service

Posted at 6:54 PM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 18:54:47-04

CLEVELAND — Dozens of volunteers from across Northeast Ohio gathered Wednesday morning to give their time. The effort was through AARP as the organization participated in National Day of Service.

Groups of people scattered to various parts of Northeast Ohio to tend to homes belonging to an older population.

“The second leading cause of death for an older adult in the city of Cleveland, over the age of 65, is a fall in their home,” said Doug Tayek, AARP Ohio.

Tayek’s group overhauled Eva White’s house. They repaired vents, manicured flower beds and added safety features inside.

“I think it’s fantastic,” said White. “It tells me there are so many good people, still in the world. It warms my heart, and it certainly is an asset to me.”

The National Day of Service is done on September 11 as volunteers take the time to commemorate the selflessness of people impacted by acts of terror 18 years ago.