As part of AARP’s work in communities all across South Dakota, volunteers are doing incredible things to make their towns and communities better places to live for people of all ages. Volunteers in Blunt, SD (pop. 359) received a grant from AARP South Dakota as seed money, to come up with a project that would benefit the community. They raised the roof – literally!
Volunteers took the partnered with the volunteer fire department and local businesses to hold multiple fund raisers to replace the roof on their Senior Citizen’s building. The group received donations from individuals, businesses and matching funds from Modern Woodman Insurance, and the local bank to raise enough money for the roof with funds left over to buy paint for the building. Additionally, volunteers put in the elbow grease to scrape and painted the building. Check out the difference- Blunt before and after!
The group is now returning the favor, by partnering with the volunteer fire department to purchase firefighting gear.
We’re so proud of the work our volunteers are tackling, and the positive impact they’re having on their community and on the lives of their friends and neighbors. We can’t wait to see what they’ll do next!
Blunt isn’t the only town digging in and making a difference – check out what’s happening in Highmore!