Recently, the Milford High School Varsity Football Team completed a day of service for Seniors in our community. During this day, the team assisted residents with a number of projects around their home including: staining decks, cleaning yards and clearing gutters. The team defensive coordinator, Kyle Flynn, recalled the day in an email sent to the Volunteer Coordinator at Clermont Senior Services. In his email, Mr. Flynn said the boys had the opportunity to reflect on the work they had finished and realized, “they can make a difference in someone’s life by even the smallest of deeds.” Flynn thought the day was so successful, he has already signed the team up for another service project next year!
Perhaps the most touching portion of Flynn’s email talked about their interaction with a Veteran they had served during their work day. The team stained a deck for Mr. Lyons, a Veteran who recounted his tales of adventure in a B-17, much to the enjoyment of the boys. Once the deck was stained, Coach Flynn noticed he had a flag pole without a flag and he decided to take action. Flynn, also a Veteran will be donating a flag he flew in Afghanistan to Mr. Lyons.
It’s safe to say, this day of service turned into a day the Milford High School football team won’t soon forget. Serving others is a fantastic way to connect the generations and weave new stories into the tapestry of our community.
If you are interested in volunteering for the older adults served by Clermont Senior Services, click here for more information or call Kathy Angel, Volunteer Coordinator at: 513-536-4021