The goal is in the title: Make a Senior Smile Day.
Wayne County Commissioner Diane Webb will host her seventh annual Make a Senior Smile Day on Saturday, Nov. 7, in which volunteers will perform yard chores like raking leaves for senior citizens and disabled veterans in the 8th District, which covers Dearborn Heights, Redford Township and southeast Livonia (south of Five Mile Road and east of Middle Belt Road). Seniors must be income-eligible and not be able to perform the work.
"It's so rewarding to see so many people give back to the community by helping our seniors and disabled veterans," Commissioner Webb said. "The seniors and veterans really appreciate our efforts so much, and making them happy is what makes this event worthwhile."
Volunteers and sponsors are needed for Make a Senior Smile Day.
Volunteers will gather at 8:30 a.m. at Hubert-Fortiers-O'Grady Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 345, 27345 Schoolcraft Road, Redford Township, if they're working in Redford, Livonia or north Dearborn Heights, or the Eton Senior Center, 4900 Pardee, if they're working in south Dearborn Heights. They'll be treated to a continental breakfast before they leave for their assignments and a pizza lunch when they return. Volunteers are asked to bring gloves and rakes.
Volunteers can be anyone from individuals to community groups to students who need community service credit to Scouts who are earning merit badges.
For more information about being a volunteer or sponsor, or to be one of the seniors or disabled veterans who benefit from the event, contact Commissioner Webb's office at 313-224-0930 or firstname.lastname@example.org.