Local seniors get a helping hand with housework from volunteers

FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - As we begin to transition from fall to winter it can be difficult to prep your home for the seasonal change.

That prep work required around your home can be even more challenging for senior citizens but that's where volunteers came in.

The 26th annual "United Way Day of Caring" was Thursday, October 12th.

The "Day of Caring" is one of the largest volunteer events across the Fargo-Moorhead area.

Raymond Hubbard was one of those who needed some extra help cleaning his garage, outside windows, and some yard work.

Volunteers from, "Office Sign Company" stopped by to help out Raymond with his chores and across the region they're weren't alone.

Over seventeen hundred volunteers in our community were a part of helping seniors, like Raymond.

Christie Gleason with the United Way said "I did not believe Ray and Bev were even a day over 90. They are spunky and happy and incredibly in love you can see that right away when you meet them."

"We're lucky to still be in our own home and I suppose help like this is one of the reasons we're able to do that.” Raymond continued.

This year the United Way helped the most seniors they have ever helped.