China For A Lifetime Volunteer Program cleans up after a storm

Scott Haines, foreground, and Bob Lesperance, from All Around Home Maintenance, volunteered for China For A Lifetime. (contributed photo)

by Jeanne Marquis

The volunteer program of the China For A Lifetime (CFAL) committee helps local elderly and people with physical challenges who may not be able to otherwise afford certain seasonal help. During last week’s storm, an enormous pine tree fell across the driveway of an older couple on Pleasant View Ridge. Luckily their neighbors Matt and Laura were able to clear enough to enable the couple’s van in the garage and the wheelchair up the ramp. The following Saturday, CFAL assembled a crew to chainsaw through the rest of the tree and stack wood to be removed at a later date. Scott Haines and Bob Lesperance skillfully handled their chainsaws on a tree with a diameter far wider than their blades. Scott and Bob are in the process of starting their own business, All Around Property Maintenance. Wood stackers included Nick Marquis, Megan Marquis and Jeanne Marquis.

As the need for serving elders increases in China, CFAL is seeking volunteers in all areas: light yard work, minor home repair, grocery shopping assistance and drivers to medical appointments. To volunteer, contact us on The first week of May, we will need volunteers to help clean up gardens and take yard waste to the transfer station. We will schedule the yard clean up sessions around the volunteers’ availability.


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