They are trying something new this year, hoping to accommodate everyone on their client list. If volunteers can’t make it on the actual RASKAL event day, they can offer their time for another weekend.
“Time is so much more precious it seems and people have a hard time dividing up their time on the weekends,” Wilson said. “We have said if this day isn’t going to work for you, is there another day in the near future that you can help. We are trying to make it as personalized as we can.”
Wilson said if they don’t get enough volunteers they may need to go back to their elderly clients to see if they might have family members who can help them.
Young has been getting help for the last eight years or so and she said it’s about so much more than just getting work done around the house.
“I just have become good friends with some of them because they come every year, twice a year actually. It warms my heart to see the teenagers and the way they are willing to pitch in and help…,” she said. “After we’re all done we’ll gather around and hold hands and say a thankful prayer which is really nice. They are very caring and I enjoy them immensely.”
For more information, call 513-759-7312 or to sign up to be a volunteer visit www.westchesteroh.org