Shine Forward had an amazing opportunity to sign up as a volunteer team in our local community for their Rake Up Meridian event. It is a once a year event where volunteers rake the yards of disabled or elderly folks as a service project.
Here are some highlights from Rake Up Meridian 2015:
- 64 homes raked for the senior and disabled community (54 in 2013, snowed out in 2014)
- An estimated 700 total volunteers (580 in 2013)
- 1,040 leaf bags distributed (870 in 2013)
We had the privilege of raking the home of a sweet disabled lady who shared with us that she was in hysterics when she found out through a phone call that her yard would on the list to be raked as a service for her. What an amazing feeling it was to serve her and see her gratitude!!
It was a gorgeous day!! We had a great turnout with our Warrior Girls as well as Shine gals who brought their families! 🙂
Thank you to all who volunteered!! We can’t wait to do it again next year!