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Service Day

Need help? Leadership Worthington taking requests

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Everybody needs some help around the house from time to time.

Senior citizens and those who have some particular chores in mind are invited to call the people from Leadership Worthington to get their names on a list for the 21st annual Service Day on May 3.

On that day, volunteers will spread across the community to do chores at the homes of senior citizens. They will wash windows, plant flowers, rake, turn mattresses and do whatever else the person wants or needs help with.

Last year, one woman requested -- and received -- assistance in learning how to work her computer.

Service Day was started as a Leadership Worthington class project. It was so successful it has been done every year since then and has been picked up by Westerville and Dublin, which also hold Service Day annually on the first Saturday in May.

Last year, more than 100 volunteers in Worthington completed 74 jobs. When it was over, the volunteers and those who were helped felt better, Service Day chairman Jim Sauer said.

"The seniors always look forward to us coming and helping out," he said. "They are very appreciative."

Anyone who wants to volunteer is encouraged to show up at Kilbourne Middle School, 50 E. Granville Road, between 8 and 9 a.m. May 3. A free breakfast provided by Kiwanis of Northern Columbus will be served, and workers will be assigned jobs. Most work is completed by noon.

Anyone who wants to sign up to have a job done on Service Day should call 614-450-6057 or email execdir@leadershipworthington.org.

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