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May 2, 2013
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Kudos & Kindness: Thanks to Rotary for helping us with household chores

Kudos and a huge “thank you” for the senior chore day on April 27. I received a flier from my daughter and son-in-law announcing that Rotary members were offering to help local seniors with some chores. I called one of the phone numbers on the flier and said that I needed help changing some fluorescent lightbulbs and blowing off our driveway and a gravel area.

On Saturday, not one or two people were at my door, but a crew of six. Todd introduced them to me and asked if I wanted the roof blown off and the yard and flower beds raked. Needless to say, I was totally surprised by the question and the unexpected offer. Before I knew it, Eric was up on the roof blowing off the pine needles and the rest of the crew started raking both front and back yards. My husband is 84, has Parkinson’s disease and can no longer get up on the roof or work in the yard like he used to. For me it is a daunting amount of work and, for the last several years, my two daughters and son-in-law have done these chores for us. But the six Rotary members have relieved them and me this spring and put big smiles on all of our faces.

Oh yes, before I forget, they did replace six fluorescent light bulbs in my kitchen. Our roof, yard, driveway, patio, walkway and flower beds are cleaned up for the coming spring and summer and both my husband and I cannot thank the crew of six for all that they did above and beyond what I had asked for but received so much more. We are most appreciative for your organization and the members.

Mary Jackson

South Lake Tahoe

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated May 2, 2013 12:54PM Published May 3, 2013 06:00PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.