Four Corners college students helping with fall cleanup

Posted at: 11/01/2013 7:14 PM
By: Ashley McElroy, KOB Eyewitness News 4

For some people in the Four Corners, raking up the leaves in their yard can be a challenging task.

That’s why San Juan College organizes an annual cleanup to help those in need.

When the leaves fall from the trees, it means it's time to get out the rakes and shovels.

"We’ve cleaned four houses so far we have six or seven more to go," said Kyle Mayfield.

But for some senior citizens in the Four Corners, cleaning up their yard is difficult to do.

"Older elderly people who can't get outside do work themselves, they need help so we sign up to do it," said Mayfield.

This weekend San Juan College is hosting its annual fall clean up. 

Volunteers will rake and clean up yards for 65 people who have trouble doing it on their own.

"Mostly we've been just picking up pine needles, leaves, trash especially after Halloween there's wrappers in the yard," said volunteer Tami Chapman.

It’s a service residents are grateful for.

"I recently got sick and have not been able to take care of my little garden and I would've had to have them come and take it out," said Farmington resident Carol Abraham.

They say it's nice to have some extra help around the house, and volunteers say helping makes them feel good too.

"I think it an important to give service to those who need it." Chapman said.