For immediate release:
March 26, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Vernon G. Smith (D-Gary) today urged senior residents of the Al Thomas Hi-Rise, 100 W. 11th St. in Gary, to sign up for the annual Good Friday Cleaning on April 3.
The African-American Achievers Youth Corps, Inc. will help senior citizens perform a variety of household chores.
“If you live at the Al Thomas Hi-Rise, consider signing up in the building’s lobby for the cleaning, but please do it as soon as possible,” said Dr. Smith.
“Several household chores are extremely difficult for seniors to do, but easy for young people to accomplish. The young gentlemen of the African-American Achievers Youth Corps, Inc. are eager to help the seniors clean their apartments and do those tough jobs that require youthful strength and energy.”
“The seniors are always appreciative of the young men’s efforts and the respect they offer their elders,” continued Dr. Smith.
“The youth feel good about themselves, because they realize their human value through service to others. These young men are the leaders of tomorrow and they are learning their leadership skills today through hard work and dedication to their community and, in particular, those in need. I am very proud of them. We offer these good deeds as a Good Friday observance.”
For more information about the cleaning or participation in the African-American Achievers Youth Corps, Inc., call Dr. Smith at (219) 887-2046.