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Volunteers, including students from Highlands Middle School, help elderly get yards ready for winter

By Steve Oldfield
Children, Inc.

This weekend, more than 2000 volunteers across Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati helped elderly and disabled residents get their yards ready for Winter.

Students from Highlands Middle School have become regulars at the annual event called Prepare Affair, organized by the nonprofit People Working Cooperatively.

“It’s rewarding because all of these people we’re raking for are really grateful for what we’re doing,” said Isabella, a sixth-grader.

“It’s also just really fun that you get to work with all your friends.”

Many different kinds of groups join the cause, including schools, churches and businesses said Randi Kamp, Communications & Marketing Manager at People Working Cooperatively.

“This is a great event for the whole family and the people we’re helping love it to,” Kamp said.

This year, 120 volunteer crews worked at 770 homes in Greater Cincinnati. People Working Cooperatively stages a similar event each Spring. For more information, click here.

Work can be fun too.

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