Village Project fundraiser makes fall yard clean-up a breeze

Team leader Ron Luchina signs in the leaf-raking volunteers. Photo by by James Erlandson

Lawns throughout Bay Village are looking quite a bit tidier and ready for winter this week thanks to 110 volunteers who gave of themselves on a chilly Sunday in November. The Village Project would like to thank all of the Bay Village residents who so generously supported its first yard clean-up fundraiser on Nov. 9.

The response was overwhelming and gratifying. The residents of 55 homes participated in the fundraiser by having their yards raked, weeded and mulched by the volunteer crews in exchange for donations to Village Project. The organization earned a total of $4,500 in donations which will help it continue its work of providing nourishing meals and extended care and service to local residents who are experiencing cancer. 

Does this sound like something you would like to get in on next year? Make a note on your 2015 calendar – according to Executive Director Barb Harrell, Village Project hopes to make "Project Leaf" an annual event.

Diane Frye

I am a Bay Village resident and a volunteer for Village Project. 

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Volume 6, Issue 23, Posted 10:35 AM, 11.11.2014