Each April volunteers unite around a common goal of completing free home repairs for low-income-seniors and handicapped-elderly homeowners.
It's like Christmas in the spring.
That's why Tri-County Christmas in Action is looking for volunteers to help out with home repair efforts on April 28. The local chapter works in Fenton, Holly, Linden along with Tyrone, Rose and Argentine Townships.
"Our goal is to help low income seniors and handicapped elderly stay safely in their homes," said Marie Todorovsky, one the group's organizers. "All the work we do is 100 percent free to the homeowner."
The group does yearly fundraisers to support the work day, including a spaghetti dinner and a fall golf outing.
"This allows us to buy the supplies needed to do everything from painting to roof repairs," Todorovsky said.
All of the CIA chapters all over the United States work on the same day each year.
"We are a lot like Extreme Home Makeover but on a local level," Todorovsky said. "A level that allows the local community to be involved and to give back something to those in need. Kids enjoy working with parents on this day especially and the children are learning valuable lessons on how to give back to the community."
Anyone can help. Volunteers for work day can sign up on the Tri-County Christmas in Action website. Anyone looking to have home repairs done can also download the application.