VIDEO: OHS students help veterans, senior citizens with yard work

VIDEO: OHS students help veterans, senior citizens with yard work

Seventy students from Oakville Senior High School hit the streets with rakes, leaf blowers and paper bags Saturday for their annual Rake and Run community-service project.

Rake and Run is a neighborhood cleanup campaign that involves members of Oakville High’s Student Council, Key Club, National Honor Society and the Leadership Class, according to a news release.

Oakville High counselor and Student Council sponsor Stephen King stated in the release, “Typically we have gone straight across the street from school and did some lawns there. But this year we thought we would branch out to see about helping veterans and senior citizens who might need some help.”

Andy Oliver was among the dozens of students who volunteered for clean up duty.

“It means a lot to the homeowners to get some things done that they aren’t able to do,” he stated. “It makes us feel good about ourselves and about helping other people.”

Among the Rake and Run recipients was a 92-year-old woman named Millie.

“I think it’s wonderful,” she stated in the release. “I’m staying here because it’s my choice. I don’t want to move to assisted living. This is my home.

“And volunteers like these help make that possible.”

A video of the Rake and Run community-service project is featured below: