Worthington News

Volunteers can tackle older residents' chores


For the past four years, Gethsemane Lutheran Church has conducted a Fall Community Service Day to tackle household projects for mainly older residents of southern Worthington and Sharon Heights.

This year's event is set for Nov. 10.

"The concept is that we at Gethsemane want to help our neighbors, want to reach out," the Rev. June Wilkins said. "We know that there are a lot of elderly in our area and we know it's hard to keep up with their houses."

Church members distribute fliers throughout the area to be concentrated on, and those who want help with projects such as raking leaves, washing windows, painting projects, trimming back hedges for the winter or other tasks may call or send an email outlining what they want to have done.

"There aren't really any qualifications," Wilkins said. "We're hoping that it is people who can't do it for themselves.

"It's most outdoor work, I would say, but there's also some indoor work that we do."

Wilkins said the members of the congregation want to share the joy of helping others with others.

"We are working beginning this year, just within the past couple weeks, to be more involved in our community and be more involved with our neighbors," Wilkins said. "Since we're spearheading and getting the connections, we're inviting the community to come and help their own community."

Those interested in participating should call the church at 614-885-4319 or show up at 9 a.m. Nov. 10 at 35 E. Stanton Ave.