May 7, 2010 7:26 PM
Senior citizens in a mobile home park in Colorado Springs will get help with their yards this weekend thanks to the Notre Dame Club of Colorado Springs. The volunteer effort, in partnership with Silver Key Senior Services, will take place Saturday, May 8, at 2840 S. Circle.
Since 2007, local Notre Dame Alumni have selected a community service project to honor Fr. Ted Hesburgh, a former President of the University of Notre Dame. The event began as a celebration of Hesburgh's 90th birthday and his lifetime volunteer and public service achievements. In 2000 Fr. Hesburgh became the first person from higher education to be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.
"We liked the idea of helping out seniors that were having trouble keeping up with their yards," said Bob Sullivan, the Club's Community Service Coordinator. "Silver Key seemed like the best organization to streamline our effort to help as many seniors as possible." Whether a fellow Fighting Irish alum or an interested neighbor, Sullivan encourages the public to drop by and lend a hand.