SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (August 20, 2017) – Over 125 members of the Western New England University football team volunteered to provide yard clean-up and debris removal at the home of Springfield resident Sophia Jeffery along with another city resident on Friday.
This marks the football team's 12th consecutive year of involvement with Revitalize CDC, a Springfield-based organization that performs critical repairs, modifications and rehabilitation on the homes and non-profit facilities of low-income families with children, the elderly, military veterans and people with disabilities.
Due to Mrs. Jeffery's health conditions, she had been unable to maintain her yard. Mrs. Jeffery has lived in her Wellington Street home for 40 years and is an active member of the Springfield community.
Western New England head football coach and Revitalize CDC Board Member Keith Emery stated, "It's very important to us that especially in the thick of preseason camp, we consider the needs of others before our own needs. I love that Revitalize CDC gives our guys the opportunity to do just that and give back to the city of Springfield."
The scope of the work on Friday included:
1. Removing overgrown bushes
2. Trimming shrubs and trees
3. Painting foundation and side porch
4. Repairing and staining handicap ramp
About Revitalize CDC: Since Revitalize CDC's inception in 1992, the organization has repaired and rehabilitated over 600 homes with the help of 10,000 volunteers, investing $30 million into Western Massachusetts. In the past year, Revitalize CDC completed 76 home repair, modification and rehabilitation projects on the homes of low-income families with children, elderly citizens, military veterans and people with special needs.