Teen Volunteers With United Community Centers Clean Up Yard Of Elderly Brooklyn Woman

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – It was an extreme makeover of a backyard variety as volunteers helped to turn a neglected Brooklyn backyard into an oasis of green.

Garbage and overgrown plants littered the home of an ailing, 80-year-old woman on Montauk Avenue.

A next door neighbor asked the United Community Centers to help clean up the yard.

1010 WINS’ Al Jones reports: Teen Volunteers Clean Up Yard Of Elderly Woman

So as a part of a surprise for the elderly woman, a group of teen volunteers are building a garden, planting vegetables and flowers.

“I like working,” said one teen. “It feels good.”

“It’s an important thing that we help our community,” said another teen volunteer.

The vegetables grown in the woman’s backyard will be sold at a local United Community Centers farmers market.

What do you think about the project? Let us know in our comments section:

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  • E. Carlson

    Bravo! We need more of this kind of activism. When I was young there were boy scouts around to do such things. When was the last time you saw a a boy cout or girlsscout? Even had to go on a long search and then a long trip to get Girl Scout Cookies this year.

    • Carlotta

      I am so proud of those neighbors for extending their love. We live with so much negativity in our little community, but this report out shines it all. So may the sun shine on our elderly neighbor’s backyard and in her life, and may God bless all those youth and Allyson for their positive efforts. This is what I call Real Good Living to all the positive people.

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