On Saturday, May 14,2016 Hearts and Hammers headed to Bowness with a community of volunteers to help residents with mobility challenges with their spring yard clean-up duties. Services offered were window cleaning, eavestrough cleaning, power raking and grass mowing.
To simplify administration of the event, registrations were accepted online only through the H&H website. This was a one-day event starting at 8:30 AM and running till 5:00 PM.
All the volunteers met in the morning at the Bowness TimberTown to get their assignments. Local MLA Deborah Drever also dropped by to support us. TimberTown manager Mike treated us to Tim Horton’s coffee, donuts, and muffins to get us started. Thanks, Mike!
We came across some yards that really could use a clean-up … it looked like it they not been done properly for a few years. The conclusion is that this type of service really is needed, particularly with seniors. This is the first time we tried this type of event, but with the hard work of our sponsor and partner volunteer crews, all the clean-up requests were successfully completed as scheduled at the end of the day.
A big shout-out to Asterix Cleaning Services Mick Moore (owner) and Marc for doing a great job handling the window washing requests. Also a big shout-out to Men In Kilts volunteers Raleigh Fraser and Ryan S. for a great job handling the yard clean-up and power raking requests. Great teamwork,guys! And a special Thank You to the local Bowness grocery store The Bownesian Grocer for providing a delicious lunch for our volunteers!
And finally, thank you to all the residents that responded to this event. Your participation and co-operation in this event help to make it a success.
Photos credit Ken Quan