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September 16, 2013

Hearts and Hands workers make difference for residents

CLINTON — Area volunteers were climbing on roofs, picking up items and painting this weekend.

Hearts and Hands held a workday on Saturday, when about a dozen people could be seen in the yard and on the roof of Janet Turner’s home, 1244 13th Ave. South. By 8 a.m., the group already had a lot of shingles off her roof.

A widow, Turner said she was unable to fix her roof herself. After calling the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, she spoke to the Hearts and Hands organizer, the Rev. Dennis Glew. Some of her friends joined the Hearts and Hands crew Saturday.

Long-time Hearts and Hands volunteer Mark Spangler could be seen on top of Turner’s roof. With 35 years experience in roofing, Spangler is the backbone of the group’s shingling team, Glew said. Spangler enjoys helping out, sure that Hearts and Hands would do the same for him if he needed it. The crew included several long-time volunteers, such as Norma Lindsey and Diane Dinning. Lindsey used to help with projects, but is unable due to her health. Now she usually can be found sitting with the homeowner, while the other volunteers work.

“I can’t do the physical work, but I can still share the spirit,” Lindsey said.

Dinning’s family has been volunteering several years. Saturday she was joined by her son, Christopher, and grandsons, Phillip LaCroix, 17 and Matthew Dinning, 7. She enjoys participating in Hearts and Hands.

“It gives you a wonderful feeling to know you can help people,” Dinning said.

Hearts and Hands projects were planned in three other locations Saturday, with a crew painting at 655 Second Ave, South and another putting a storm door on at 649 Fifth Ave. South. Volunteers were going to put on another roof and add railings to a ramp at 2427 Cleveland St.

“I tend to get way too many projects going,” Glew said.

With the nice weather Saturday, Glew thought the program saw a good turnout of volunteers. However, he is always looking for more.

For more information about Hearts and Hands, call RSVP or contact Glew at First United Methodist Church.

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