Tuesday , 24 April 2018

McKinney `Seniors Helping Seniors’ Celebrates Completion of 1st Year

McKinney Seniors Helping Seniors completed its first year with great success.Several Senior Citizens that were interested in helping other seniors createdthe all-volunteer organization in 2011. The organization is a Christian based, allvolunteer group of seniors with a mission to provide an opportunity for seniorsto help needy seniors and citizens within the community who are in need of awheelchair ramps, minor home maintenance and/or repairs at no cost.

The Seniors Helping Seniors organization secured sponsorship from severallocal churches and a service organization. The donations from these groupsmade it possible for the group of volunteers to assist 136 local residences during
2011. The SHS volunteers donated over 685 volunteers’ hours in 2011. The mostcommon items that the volunteers installed were grab bars, smoke detectors andbatteries for smoke detectors. The group has also helped with small electricalprojects, painting, caulking, A/C filter replacement, light bulb replacement, fencerepairs and plumbing projects.

If you know anyone who is need of help with minor home maintenance or repair,please contact Seniors Helping Seniors at 469-396-7042 or you can log ontowww.McKinneySHS.org.

The SHS Volunteers meet every Wednesday morning at McDonalds on EldoradoParkway for coffee at 8:00am. New volunteers are welcome to attend. Duringthis meeting, projects are discussed and given out to teams of volunteers tocomplete.

If you would like to join the volunteers or make a donation, please feel free tocontact: McKinney Seniors Helping Seniors, P.O. Box 3361, McKinney, Texas75070. (Phone: 469-396-7042).

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