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Home for adults with special needs gets a special spring cleaning

While a lot of cleaning was done at 305 8th Street, an organization that houses adults with disabilities, there is still help needed from the community.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Volunteers came to 305 8th Street for a deep-cleaning event to prepare the house for upgrades to the living space. 

"Today we did an Adopt-A-Floor event for volunteers to come out amidst the quarantine, where the house has been neglected for a year. Families of residents and volunteers have come out to help organize closets, bedrooms, clean ceilings and floors and baseboards," said Andrea Williams, executive director of 305 8th Street.

"These people here have needs that need to be met, so that's why we're here today. Honestly, if we weren't here right now, we would be lazy and watching movies, but why not be here helping other people out," said a volunteer and member of the student group at Asbury Church in Madison, Alabama. 

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"You can hit the bathrooms and you can hit the kitchen but you can't deep clean. So, residents are here for a reason, their drawers get nasty, they put you know, their Play-Doh in with their socks and underwear. We need somebody to come in with a heart, that's not gonna talk, that's gonna see things and get in there and clean," said Williams

Moving forward, the home does need other things to improve the lives of its residents.

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"We have started a life skills training program, we're training residents to do groundskeeping, housekeeping, so we need housekeeping supplies, we need donated lawn equipment. We desperately need more volunteers that would like to give their time that would be coaches for our program," said Williams. 

For more information on how to get involved with 305 8th street, visit their website or contact their Program Coordinator, Cydney Amos, by email at cydney@3058thstreet.org or phone at 256-489-2997.

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