“If you are living with MS and need a helping hand around the house, MS Service Day Volunteers from (
Central PA) Chapter will divide into teams and complete projects and provide friendly visitation to people living with MS.”
Friday, October 29, 2010
what a difference a day makes
Imagine teams of volunteers arriving at the homes of people living with Multiple Sclerosis and meeting their needs and those of their family on a single day. I have hallucinated such a fantasy many times over my 20 years juggling MS spouse caregiving, basically single parenting and everything else.
It is such a treat to read that through a pilot program that this now actually happens.
Projects can include services to the exterior or interior of the homes like:
cutting and stacking wood
some household repairs
de-cluttering house or garage
holiday preparation, etc.
Other services are sometimes provided like shopping, laundry, cooking, playing cards or board games, sharing conversation, etc.
Thanks to the generous $100,000 grant from the Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation to the Central Pennsylvania Chapter, the Chapter can expand this program in 2010-2011.
Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer
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